Exercises to Keep Aches, Pains Away from Feet by Lori Corbin

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Gail E. Dennison

This two-minute ABC news interview of biomechanist Katy Bowman by reporter Lori Corbin identifies a common yet often unidentified source of stress and tension: shoe design and heel height. In the video, Bowman demonstrates the impact of heel height on body pitch, emphasizing the surprising influence of women’s high-heeled shoes on structural alignment.

As Corbin explains, shoes can require a postural compensation for men and children as well, because hard-soled and even thick-padded athletic shoes that have an elevated heel can cause similar challenges.

Bowman further demonstrates four easy ways to release stress and tension in the feet and improve foot stance and muscle function.

Biomechanist Katy Bowman, MS, is the author of Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet, the developer of the Aligned and Well TM DVD program, and the creator of the Restorative Exercise TM program.

For more videos on this topic, go to AlignedandWell.com to find Aligned and Well TM: Knees and Hips. For more of Bowman’s fun and informative blogs, go to Katysays.com.

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