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Good day everyone this is Jacob Caldwell massage therapist here in Seattle WA.
I have written a book on “How to Walk Correctly. It comes from my experience as a massage therapist since 2002.
I am a problem solver and like to assist people in making health and recovery simple.
I have witnessed many leg and back ailments, and I have found that most people are creating their own chronic pain issues. Barring a fall, injury, or car accident, most pain is due to posture and how you walk.
I have had my own issues of plantar fasciitis, shin splints, low back pain, and knee pain from a work injury, which then turned into how I walked, which then the pain persisted and grew for decades until I could no longer run and my knee would give out without warning.
Upon being told I needed orthotics and maybe surgery someday, this inspired me to look at myself and see what I could do about it.
I walk a lot, so I had lots of time to figure this out. After 9 months I pretty much solved my own crippling shin splint issue and systematically over the years have solved all the rest of my leg issues.
I did this with no help or special products. I found that most leg and back pain is about how your foot hits the ground. If you follow my special technique on how to walk correctly, I think this can work for you and you solve your chronic pain.
I have found the low back pain is created like this, toes pointed out. The more they are pointed out the more severe your low back pain is.
If you walk on the sides of your feet, look and the bottom outside edge of you shoe for the wear marks, this is how shin splints are created.
If you have falling arches that creates things like plantar fasciitis this is due to not opening and flexing your foot.
I have written a book called “How to Walk Correctly”, and this helps people get started. And I have created a video series to demonstrate in motion what bad and correct walking technique looks like. And I am also offering a 1 on 1 service, which requires you to video your walking technique and I will be able to help you with the details to get the technique right. I have done this because people have tried the technique but have not done it correct enough for the healing and body pain to resolve.
What we are doing is attempting to change a habit and sometimes it takes a 3rd party to see you from a distance for things to resolve. It is tough to see yourself walk. And when you do the “How to Walk Correctly” technique you may be using muscles that you have never used before, so it feels awkward and people are not sure they are doing it right. If it does feel awkward and doesn’t hurt, then it is likely you are doing it right. That is why I would like to help you confirm if you are doing right or not. So, stick me and follow me through the series so we can resolve your pain together without extra product tools, special shoes, prevent surgery and keep you out of the wheel chair.
Since I am a Massage Therapist I can offer this book and video series as an Online Continuing Education Class for Health Practitioners. So, if you are a health practitioner or you know of one. Look for me or ask me how to get credit for reading this information and applying it to your practice and you can receive CEU’s.
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by not opening and closing your foot when you walk. Before your heel hits the ground you should open your foot, like opening your hand before you catch a ball, and then grip the ground with your foot. In a walking stride, when your foot is directly below you is when you are gripping the ground.
A lack of not opening and closing your foot is precisely how plantar fasciitis is caused.
If you have had a hip, knee, or foot injury. It is likely you have also lost the range of motion in your ankle and the flexibility in your plantar muscles. This lack of movement is caused because the body is protecting the injury. One is not able to put your full weight on the injury so you will hobble along on the other healthy leg to not disturb the injured leg. So your foot and ankle will lock up to protect the injury. I have seen this a lot with sport related injuries and lingering chronic injuries with professional athletes, they may get the rehab, but…
…After the injury has healed, you may be still be walking injured. One has to know where your injury is and once the inflammation and pain has gone away then you need to flex the injury. One can be injured and may take weeks or months to recover. In that time you may have formed a habit to not walk on the injured leg. In this time your plantar muscles have hardened. If you had an injury on one leg, it is likely your weight has shifted to the side of that injured leg. This will lead to low back pain on the same side as that leg, nerve pain that runs down the outside part of the leg, knee pain, or pain on the outside of the ankle.
For rehabilitation of the plantar fasciitis and rehabilitation for an injury it is imperative to open and close the plantar muscles and stretch and flex the full range of motion of the ankle. You can’t have a loose and limber hip, knee, or low back if your ankle and plantar muscles are tight. If you foot is tight your hip will be equally tight.
When I go around the web and see the top ten lists of best shoes for plantar fasciitis I just see shoe sales. They are trying to make shoes for better heel striking. If you check my book “How to Walk Correctly” I believe I make a great case that most foot and leg injuries are due to a poor walking stride techniques. I can explain that every injury is posture related and a walking technique related. By using my walking technique I have solved all these issues myself. I have had plantar fasciitis, low back pain, shin splints, knee, and hip pain. When you apply my walking technique you will get an instant relief, however, it is breaking a habit but after a few years I have solved them all. Which makes me beyond confident to be telling you if you want to be pain-free my technique when applied can help you. There is no secret to the technique because if you look down you can figure it out. I am merely linking things like not flexing your right big toe may cause neck pain on your left side. So flexing your toe may resolve your neck pain. Many practitioners do not link this together as the distance is to too far apart to be related. But if you have a house with a crooked window because the foundation has sunk….what would be the best fix?
When running you are supposed to be not hitting your heel anyways. The running stride is actually shorter than the walking stride. When walking, your stride, when measured should be longer than your running stride. When running you should be on the top 3/4 of your foot. [Video Heel Strike] Hitting your heel slows you down and jams your hip.
Check my free download of “How to Walk Correctly” and I will also send you videos on what incorrect and correct walking strides look like. Exercises of videos of how plantar fasiciits is caused and how to do exercises to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. [Answer Revealed in the Free Download here].
The best shoes that help with plantar fasciitis relief, however got to learn my technique first. A shoe alone will not help you. Technique comes first.
Jacobs’ testimonial of working with a client with a frozen shoulder. After 2 sessions the cause of the frozen shoulder is “thawed out”.
Walking Correctly Part 9 of 10: The Bad & Ideal Shoes
As previously stated in Part 5 it is best to be able to feel the ground and [Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] your feet. In the waitress world there is a popular shoe that most wear that is like a clog. The sole is very hard and the foot cannot[Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] into the ground. Many waitresses and servers have some kind of low back, hip, or leg issue. When I have the waitresses change their shoes to a more flexible shoe their issues went away within a week. Binding your feet or too cushy of a sole does not help foot health. Flexing and [Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] your feet is best for circulation and structure strengthening.
I like to wear Sketchers, a sporty good looking shoe. The sole is very thin and I am able to really feel the ground. Another Shoe company with a thin sole is Vibram, I like to call their shoes “Monkey Feet”, and they look like gloves for your feet. This is the best shoe scenario because one will ultimately feel every piece of the ground and your feet will become very strong. However one must start out slow because walking correctly at first is very hard. Pace yourself and work the walking series slowly.
When I first started the process I was a competitive swimmer for many years. After that I moved to sports like running and softball. I developed very bad shin splints which is the direct result of walking on the outside of your feet. It took me 2 years to be able to Walk Correctly around Green Lake in Seattle which is about 3 miles long. I slowly built up to being able to walk that far and breaking the bad habit of walking is mentally tough as well.
by Jacob Caldwell, LMP
If you are going to start walking correctly you are going to have to get some new shoes. Attempting to walk correctly with your old shoes that are worn out is very difficult. As the shoes wear out naturally the wear will continually get worse and your walking technique also gets slowly worse. If you walk on the outside or your feet the heel and outside edge becomes more and more worn and attempting to hit the inside foot becomes harder to do because it feels like you have a large bump in your shoe which make walking correctly harder to maintain.
I have been able to observe my shoes lasting much longer now because I work my feet evenly on both sides. So not only will walking correctly help your leg joint health but will also help you from buying more shoes.
Walking Correctly Part 7 of 10: Walking Incorrectly Affects Posture
One leg is shorter/longer than the other
Often when one leg is shorter than the other it is because that person leans on the shorter leg more than the other. They do this because in the past they have sprained or broken something on the opposite leg. So they will walk on the healthy leg to relieve pressure on the injured leg. After the injury heals if they do not equally walk on both legs they will continually lean on the “healthy leg”.
When you walk on one leg the foot has to point outwards more to support all the weight. This makes the outside of the leg tighter which will pull the hips backward and shift the pelvis to the injured leg side. This will affect the foundation of the spine and it will start to curve causing scoliosis. The spine will continue to curve all the way up the neck and cause cervical neck pain. So if you have a chronic neck pain on the right side of the neck then you are[Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] (which would be the short leg). When one leg is shorter than the other it best just to concentrate on this leg. Step Point[Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] is best to lengthen a short leg. This requires hitting the[Answer Revealed in the Free Download here] and lengthening your leg behind you. If you work on these issues without flexing the toe your symptoms of low back pain, hip pain, and scoliosis will continually need to be treated.
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by Jacob Caldwell, LMP