Great post by @optimize.physiotherapy
The feet work best as balance sensors when they are bare
The skin on the bottom of the foot is critical for picking up information from the ground surface. It is packed with sensory nerves that are designed to FEEL the ground and help your body maintain balance and stability as you move around
The more you put on your foot, the worse your sensory nerves can do their job, and the worse your natural balance system gets. This means that thick soles and cushioned shoes are the worst things you can use for the sake of your foot health and function, but also have global effects on things like overall balance and upstream joint control
Balance beam work, specifically using the feet as sensors to detect the ground and obtain balance:
Top video: backwards walking while looking straight ahead. Using the feet to sense the board and obtain a good position before taking the full step
Bottom video: Eyes closed forward balance. This really requires good proprioception and vestibular function since vision is taken out of it. You need your feet to feel the surface and make sure your body is in a good position to make the step
Your feet do a lot, and one of their main functions is to sense the ground and stabilize appropriately so that the rest of the body can attain stability and balance. Train your natural balance sensors up by going barefoot more often
----------------------- Credit to : @thefootcollective
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from @dr.jacob.harden - HOW BAD IS FORWARD HEAD POSTURE?
How do you fix forward head posture? Well...you don't. You STOP forward head posture. Let me explain.
First off, there is nothing damaging about a little FHP. It's fine. It's normal. So don't sweat being out of "perfect alignment".
Secondly, we should think less about FHP as a posture and more so as a movement. Because every time you move your head, you drift into FHP. Is that bad? Is it ok? And how much is too much?
Well it's definitely not always bad. And you should actually be able to do it because it adds more variability to your movement. But it shouldn't be your only movement strategy. That's where the how much is too much question comes in.
🤷♀️There won't be a black and white answer and the best one is to say "all things in moderation" or "just use some common sense". FHP isn't bad, but staring down at your phone or hunching over at your desk for an hour straight isn't the best idea. And jutting your head forward when training (very common with rows) can lead to some achiness. So focus on optimal technique there.
The fix. Focus and form better habits and technique. You can still slouch, look down, and stare at memes and puppies on IG. Just be conscious of how long you spend there and mix it up every now and then. Bring the phone up, sit up straight, etc. For some, that will be hard and you'll need some exercises to help break the habit. In that case, chin tucks and deep neck flexor strengthening are great options. Use them as needed.
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