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With an overall combined 45+ years of clinical / medical experience in addition to extensive teaching and lecturing experience heavily weighted in biomechanics, neurology, orthopedics, manual medicine, acupuncture, advanced gait and running knowledge,  Dr. Ivo Waerlop ( and Dr. Shawn Allen ( & are finally bringing what has long been needed to the information/web age, that being enough knowledge and experience to help clarify the truths and dispel the myths that are abundant on the internet and in seminar halls. We are proud to keep our views and opinions on various products truthful and unbiased for the sake of searching for the facts, uncovering the truth and dispelling myths put upon consumers.

This is one of our favorite things to do, podcast.  Every 2 weeks we gather some important information on breaking developments in neuroscience, research, and clinical practice and we sit down and talk for an hour. This podcast has grown faster than either of us expected. We have listeners in countries all over the world. Last time we checked we were in over 90 countries and in places we did not even think spoke, let alone understood, the english language. It is cool to have listeners in Russia, Tasmania, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Chille, Ireland, UAE, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Australia, China and the list goes on. We will never get to many of those countries to lecture but it is exciting to know that the internet has brought our voices that far. All you need to do is "Google" us and you will find all the different places where our podcast has been uploaded.  Search "podcast the gait guys". You can always find us on iTunes and download us to your phone or laptop.  We recently started loading them up to our YOUTUBE Channel and SoundCloud. Our thousands of self-authored articles can always be found on our Facebook, Twitter and   

Enjoy ! 

-Shawn and Ivo

Oct 12, 2012

1- Email from our New Newspaper "the Gait guys daily":  
"What do to when you cannot run." -

2- Winter running on ice......another article on our newspaper:

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Kohtoola Microspikes,
32 North Stabilicers Sport,  "ICESPIKEā„¢ is like sheet metal screws on STEROIDS"

3- DISCLAIMER:We are not your doctors so anything you hear here should not be taken as medical advice. For that you need to visit YOUR doctors and ask them the questions. We have not examined you, we do not know you, we know very little about your medical status. So, do not hold us responsible for taking our advice when we have just told you not to !  Again, we are NOT your doctors ! 

4-  Updates and Sponsor talk:

A-  more lectures available  on   Go there and look up our lectures

B- In January we will be taking on sponsors for our podcast.  We have had some interest already but we wanted to work out the quality control issues first. Early in means savings.  Contact us if you would like to be a sponsor......If we believe your product has value to this listener community we will give you a professional and personalized company or product plug and advertisment.  From our lips to our listeners ears !  We will basically expose your product to our international fan base.  The sponsors will help make our mission possible, defray costs and time to put out this podcast and blog. These things take is away from our practices a little.  Each week we will have 2 center-Stage sponsors . Your sponsorship can run as long as you want.

5- EMAIL FROM A Blog follower:  

Hi Gait Guys,

First of all I really enjoy reading your posts and watching the Youtube clips. They have really helped me in my work.I have a small question for you if you don't mind me asking. I've noticed on a number of running gait assessments that when viewing from the back the whole foot moves medially whilst the forefoot rotates outwards in some individuals. The knee also moves out to and looks like the hip is externally rotating.I presume this is not normal (i may be wrong) as the leg needs to recover in a straight line.My question is why does this happen and if it's not normal how do you correct it? (We will put this video up on our blog the week of October 15 please watch for it. We will reference podcast #12 to identify the blog post.)

Kind regards, DAVID

6- Reader Email:
I am a 57 year old runner turned triathlete with a long history of soft tissue running injuries.  I read your blog with avid interest for this reason.  .  It sometimes seems that most of the information is weighted more heavily toward the diagnostician rather than the athlete.  That is, more analysis than corrective measures.  I keep reading of problems and saying "by gosh I've got that too" and then I am disappointed that the last chapter (what to do about it) is missing and I am left in suspense.   Ideally I would fly to where ever you are and spend some time getting analyzed and diagnosed and then begin treatment.  In the mean time, I was wondering if your could put together a set of maintenance exercises that every runner should do on a regular basis to keep us aligned and running well.  It seems that then, if I found a particular set of exercises difficult, then I would need to focus on those either for stretching and/or strengthening.  The hips, ankles, core, and feet seem to be the source of a lot of problems.

If you are ever in Washington state, let me know!- Sharon
11- Our dvd's and efile downloads
Are all on payloadz. Link is in the show notes.
13- From a blog reader:
jdawg70 asked us a questions on our tumblr blog page
I think I have external tibial torsion on the right with a dropped arch on that foot and front of hip and groin pain on the left leg. I have had standing x-rays of my pelvis from the chiropractor showing a difference in hip heights of 9mm from left to right, that is, the left being that much higher. I do have lots of pain and digestive problems. I was hoping you could help or advise me. I highly value your opinions 
14- From one of our Blog readers who contacted us through the blog:
 My name is Maury. Two years ago I noticed my left foot turning out all the time -walking, standing, exercising, etc. I also had hip pain. Eventually we discovered a labral tear and a torn ligamentum teres in the left hip. I had the repair done arthroscopically February 1st, 2012. It is now August and I am still experiencing the hip/foot turned out. My rotation/mobility/flexibility is fairly equal on both sides. My strength is good. I am at a loss. What can I do about this? Thank you. 
15- From another blog reader:
from Sherryb1 on the blog
I think there is a correlation between adducted toes--especially adducted and flexed ip joint toes and abdominal strength/weakness. When balance is difficult, you can usually spot the adducted and flexed IP toes. When you watch someone walking with a little balance inefficiency, often you will find adducted and flexed IP toes. Do you see it as the chicken or the egg? Belly/toes, or toes/belly. And have you seen this and, might you have seen anything in the literature to substantiate it? Thank you