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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

Sep 12, 2013

Neuroscience piece:
McPartland et al (2005) measured Anandamide (AEA) levels pre- and post, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique, High velocity manipulation all of which load fascia patients experienced analgesic/euphoric cannabimimetic effects, which correlated with an increase in serum AEA levels (more than double pre-treatment evels). 
Neither cannabimimetic effects, nor changes in AEA levels, occurred in control subjects.

McPartland, J et al 2005.. Jnl. American Osteopathic Association 105, 283–291
2. Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech
3. Tim Ferriss (@tferriss)
9/2/13 9:25 PM
Malcolm Gladwell: "Man and Superman" The New Yorker Drugs, genetics, and the fallacy of a level playing field.

4.FB reader sent us a message:

Hi Guys: Not quite sure how I came across your podcasts but really enjoying them, even if I'm only slowly starting to understanding them. I was catching up on some old ones during my marathon training and the ones on evolution reminded me of some of my musing on the arch in the foot (well I guess correctly that should be the medial longitudinal arch). I though you might be able to give me the answers or point me in the right direction

Are we only species with this?
What is the advantage?
When and how does it develop and why isn't it formed in utero?
Are flat feet then a genetic or developmental issue and why?
5. off the web:
The imprecise art of foot orthoses
6. off the web:
3D-Printed Shoes Mean You'll Never Need to Buy Another Pair
7. Another TUMBLR reader asks question about:
Hi Gait Guys,

I am currently a third year podiatry student needing some biomechanics and orthotic-making training. I enjoy your youtube videos but was wondering if you offer or could recommend a dvd that I could purchase to further my education. The way the information is presented it in class is not as good as the way you do it! I am also interested in the biomechanics of shoes... I am having trouble finding information about how walking in a cushioned/plantarflexed sneaker effects function (Does is help us get to forefoot running or hinder us?). I enjoyed your blog on different curved lasts as well. How would I be able to apply the way the shoe is lasted to a patient? For example, if the patient is rigid and I want them to be wearing a shoe that is lasted like a slipper how do I guide them into buying a shoe constructed as such? Do I just tell them to go for a shoe made with a straight toe box? Is there such a thing as a toe box curved laterally? 

One last question- do you recommend a medial FF post for a patient that has a mobile RF varus that causes a FF supinatus? I was told a post like this would limit PF of the first ray and DF of the hallux which would limit toe off and cause other problems. 
Thank you. I appreciate any advice you may have. I am out of my element with biomechanics and really want to improve at it.

8.Another off tumblr: 
sign-life-away asked you:
Is forefoot walking bad for you? Everyone says I walk awkwardly, as if i have something up my bum. I have been trying to walk "naturally" (heel-toe) but I go back to forefoot strike. Does this contribute to why my legs have always been muscular?