Foot Health for Athletes – Ankle Mobility – Barefoot Training
In this lecture, Health from the Ground Up: A Practical Guide to Understanding Feet, Ankles and Shoes, wellness coach Ron Jones covers the topics from A to Z. Toddler to elderly and barefoot to heeled, Ron answers all your questions about foot health, pain and injury.
“I’ve seen some research that shows the more you put between the heel and the ground, the more the body wants to push into it, trying to get feedback. In a way, it backfires on us because we end up putting more force through the heel with the cushioned shoes instead of less. The closer your foot is to the ground, the better off you’re going to be. The Air Cushion is very unnatural for the body to be running on.” ~Ron Jones
• Five points for healthier feet
• The ankle is a mobility joint and other ankle related subjects
• Barefoot running
• Foot problems and solutions
• The history of shoes
• Shoe information
Ron Jones spends his workdays as a corporate wellness coach, and his weekends as an endurance cycling consultant and race official. His website includes his podcasts and handouts, which you can grab at ronjones.org, and his foot health site, rjfootfitness.com.