May 2, 2013
Today’s show notes:
1. Neuroscience Piece:
Today we have a neuroscience piece on “turning”, in a matter of speaking. So why, when blindfolded, can’t we walk straight?
These “Turning” field studies appear in Chris McManus’ book, Right Hand, Left Hand, The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures (Phoenix, 2002).
NPR Story Produced by Jessica Goldstein, Maggie Starbard.
2. neuroscience 2 at the end of the show.
The myth of the 8 hour sleep
3. Blog reader asks:
Any shoe recommendations for an uncompensated forefoot varus?
4. and another from the Blog:
Hi The Gait Guys, what can I do to regain medial tripod? I have a forefoot varus and when I am standing it compensates and my rearfoot everts and gets valgus. I have been having some pain lately and it is annoying me a lot. Please help. Thank you.
5. FACEBOOK readers asks:
Bringing the Foot Back To Life: Restoring the Extensor Hallucis Brevis Muscle. http://youtu.be/1iZg_e4veWk
Foot loading patterns can be changed by deliberately walking with in-toeing or out-toeing gait modifications.
Gait Posture. 2013 Apr 25. pii: S0966-6362(13)00190-2.
7. The Gait Guys are always talking about ankle rocker, dorsiflexion strength and the importance of the anterior compartment of the lower leg. Here is another study to add fuel to our fire.
Ankle dorsiflexor strength relates to the ability to restore balance during a backward support surface translation Gait & Posture
NB new Minimus 10V2
The Minimus 10 is back - and better than ever. The MR10v2 is the latest version of the previous Minimus Road 10,
Study: One-Third of Female Marathoners Report Breast Pain
10. Painkiller meds taken before marathons
from the British Medical Journal
11. The myth of the 8 hour sleep
By Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service