If you’ve been dealing with one or more foot issues, you know how frustrating they can be. Maybe it’s plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, maybe your ankle bone now rubs on the inside of your boots. Maybe you have chronic foot stiffness with no specific diagnosis, or a tendency for recurring ankle sprains.
You may also be wondering if that persistent hip, knee, back or SI joint issue, may be related to your feet.
You aren’t one to become resigned because you know deep down there is another way.
A lot of people believe that the foot is the foundation of our posture, of our movement.
After all, the feet are what touch the ground when we stand, walk, run, hike, climb . . .
Those folks aren’t wrong . . . the dynamics of our feet do impact a lot further up in our knees, pelvis, back, rib cage, neck and even our head.
But what is missing is that while the feet are the base of our posture . . .
. . . The feet are also at the bottom of a long chain of neuromusculoskeletal connections.
And a very important piece in that long chain is the pelvis.
And when the leg moves so does the foot.
This means if there is instability, weakness, imbalance, or other other limitations in and around the pelvis there could be impact through the lower limb, calf and into the foot.
Because it means that when you deliberately and specifically free up the mechanics of the hips, pelvis and spine . . .
. . . . and then combine that with the local and intrinsic work of the feet . . .
So much can change.
I am Susi Hately.
I have a BSc. Kinesiology and for almost 30 years, I have been helping people reduce and eradicate pain with an integrative approach of biomechanics, yoga, breath, and stillness.
Many of them had become resigned to their foot issues, only to come to me for another problem all together.
And, as they started to improve the stability and mobility of their pelvis, hips and legs, their foot issues also cleared up as well.
They felt lighter, taller, they ran and cycled with so much more ease.
Soon after, they felt more stable walking rooted hiking paths, wearing flip flops, sandals or going barefoot.
And in winter, they experienced more confidence when walking on icy surfaces.
Over time my reputation grew. More people with specific foot issues came for help. What I found is that 100% of them had pelvic and hip issues too.
When we resolved those and improved their foot mechanics, their foot issues went away.
If this makes sense to you, and if what you are reading resonates, I have created a 6 hour live online program designed to teach you about your feet, their relationship to the kinetic chain upward to your pelvis and into your ribs, and shoulders.
ONLINE TRAINING INCLUDES:
Anatomy and Mechanics. We’ll explore the mechanics of the feet, the mechanics of the hips and how they work together. They have such a dynamic relationship.
The Feet As Key Compensators. This may sound odd, but the feet can be incredible "drivers" for keeping us upright (whether being super stiff, or overly pronated). This can be exhausting and challenging - but you won't realize it until you start to feel your feet as nimble, and your pelvis as more stable.
How To Retrain So You Can Optimize Your Movement Patterns. This is when you will feel lighter, taller and more agile.
How To Choose The Best Exercises For Yourself. To help you ease pain, and feel taller, lighter, and more free.
Our feet respond to our dynamic whole being.
They are our foundation, yes, and that foundation is impacted by the whole of our movement.
So . . . if you improve the whole of your movement, you will see the issues in your feet begin to shift.
4 x 1.5 hour group sessions happening on August 8, 10, 14, and 16, 2023. Class times are 2-3:30 PM, MT.
Access to me via email to answer your questions as they arise between Aug 8 and 16.
THIS ONLINE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
You have tried to resolve your foot issues and have tried a number of exercises, but any relief you’ve experienced is only temporary.
You believe your hips may be related in some way but you aren’t sure how to access a solution.
THIS ONLINE PROGRAM IS NOT FOR YOU IF:
You don't think change is possible.
If you are not willing to learn or do the exercises. To make a change, you will need to follow the concepts that are taught. It won't take a lot of time, but will require a sustained commitment.
Your schedule is packed from morning to night. If you’re already struggling to find the time to attend to your daily responsibilities, this may not be the right fit at this moment.