Do you appreciate just how cool your feet really are?
Here are some cool interesting facts about the foot for you.
Look above this for my short video on some really cool things about your feet.
The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles.
• A person takes an average of 8,000-10,000 steps per day.
• Walking ground reaction force is 1-1.5 x body weight (as I mention in the video)
The ground reaction goes up as you change what you do as you can see from running to jumping.
So those of you that love to run, it's important your tissues are able to deal with that increase in force - when they are not - thats when you tend to get pain.
• Running ground reaction force is 3−4 x body weight.
• Jumping and landing ground reaction force is 10 x body weight
The foot is the interface between the ground and the rest of the body, therefore any disruption in foot biomechanics must impact the alignment of the knees, hips...
A question we get asked lots in the studio is, “Why would I want to do Pilates on a one to one basis when you've so many great group classes on the timetable and it’s so much more expensive for a one to one session?”
The truth is, that one to one sessions are very specific to you. Group classes aren't. That really is the massive difference.
An example of the power of an individual specific approach is when Susan came into see me for her hip problem, she's a hockey player and was getting lots of issues with her hip that meant she was having to spend more time on the bench than the pitch. She needed to get back on the pitch and - by the time I saw her she was frustrated. Susan came in, had an individual approach to her training and the results... well why don't you take a moment to hear from Susan herself
She got an individual plan and got back on the pitch! It's important I'm clear should - Susan did have to put in the work - she did need to do her...