Your feet have 26 bones, 33 joints and hundreds of muscles.
They’re your platform and serve you well most of the time (if you treat them fairly back, obviously).
The vast majority of people are born with the ability to stand and walk with their feet pointing straight ahead.
Your baby/children’s feet will also be parallel.
What’s up with your feet?
What do YOUR feet look like?
I’m a Healthy Foot Practitioner, a Restorative Exercise Specialist™, am passionate about the workings of the feet, and someone who’s suffered with a LOT of foot pain…
Not so much as a child, but more so in my 20’s.
I’m a plantar fasciitis survivor and received some very poor advice about fixing this condition at the time (which is close to 10 years ago now).
If you’d like to give your children’s feet (and you as an adult!) the best chance at NOT getting dysfunction later on in life, watch this video.
I spell out the 3 basic attributes your children’s shoes (and yours!) should have for optimum function:
Our feet are our platform, so what we stick on our feet really affects what our knees, pelvis, lower back, the shoulder and even the neck do further on up the chain.
I deal with a lot of back pain, foot pain and pelvic floor dysfunction, and so many of the clients I rehabilitate have very poor foot mechanics.
I mention Vivobarefoot Shoes in this video as a barefoot shoe brand you may like to investigate.
If you care about the health and wellbeing of your children’s feet, and your own, feel free to use my discount code ‘RESTORATIVE25’ to receive 25% off (for which I receive no reward from Vivobarefoot themselves, I’m just happy to spread the word of happy feet).
Enjoy, and if you have any questions, do get in touch!
You learnt to walk from your parents, or whoever it was that spent the most time with you as a toddler.
So, if you have a foot turn-out (that’s where you naturally stand, sit and walk with your toes in at ‘10 to 2’ position), chances are, your baby will stand, sit and walk like this too.
Your baby once he/she is at that ‘toddling’ stage will observe you walking and learns how to walk from you.
So, if you take strides with a your feet in a turned out position, your baby will have no other option but to demonstrate an external turn-out of the feet, the knees and the hip joints too.
Let me tell you a story…