Origin of Natural Foot Care with Dr. Ray McClanahan
Hear the story behind Natural Foot Care as developed by Dr. Ray McClanahan, inventor of Correct Toes. Learn the insidious features of footwear that undermine Natural Foot Health and deform your natural structure and support.
Humans and our recent ancestors have been accomplished endurance runners for more than a million years (Bramble and Lieberman, 2004). Our endurance running abilities may have evolved to enable our ancestors to engage in persistence hunting long before the comparatively recent invention of projectile technologies used for hunting purposes (Carrier, 1984; Lieberman et al., 2009).
Plantar fasciosis is a foot condition characterized by heel pain and pain in your plantar fascia—a strong and dense connective tissue structure on the sole of your foot that supports your foot arch. This condition has historically been called plantar fasciitis because it was believed that plantar fascia inflammation was the principle underlying cause. Plantar fasciosis is a more accurate name for this condition because it involves degeneration—microtears, cell death—of your plantar fascia, not inflammation. See YouTube Video – Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis? Active men between the ages of 40 and 70 are most commonly affected by this health problem.
Why do different foot strikes matter? Derek H. Kim DPT
Daniel Lieberman’s study on the difference between heel striking and forefoot striking shows why a large collision is generated when heel striking and why such a small collision is generated when forefoot striking.