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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

Jun 5, 2014

1. Visual Pathways and Gait

A Cross-Modal System Linking Primary Auditory

and Visual Cortices: Evidence From Intrinsic fMRI

Connectivity Analysis   Mark A. Eckert,et al


2. Micro-oscillations for building strength



dangerous if not done properly

talk about why isometric holds recriut more Type2 fibers

ATP synthesis = ATP hydrolysis; results in constant level of ATP in mm; when exceeded, anaerobic

vascular occlusion occurs from 40-50% MVC; so must be anaerobic after that




3. Children and joint alignment in obesity





4. A little more fuel for the baby walkers


The results of the two RCTs did not demonstrate a significant effect on the onset of walking. The cohort studies suggest that the use of infant walkers delayed the onset of walking in young children and a pooled analysis of the four studies suggested a delay of between 11 and 26 days. Although the quality of the studies was relatively poor these studies lend no support to the argument that walkers aid the development of walking. The significance of a delay of this magnitude is however unclear. 







Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) 



6. Dear Dr. Allen and Waerlop, 











I recently discovered I have a Rothbart’s type left foot, after trying to solve the Rubik’s cube of joint pains that has been my entire body since dropping my orthodics (that I used form age 13-26). Now I’m not sure if I had Rothbart’s on my right foot because I did obsessive amounts of eccentric training for Achilles Tendonitis. Do you think it would be worthwhile to try strengthen the 1st met by isolating it (say not only stand on a ledge as in regular eccentric drops, but rather on a corner edge as so that the 2-5th mets are hanging in the air.) 

Best regards,

Your big fan, Peter




7. Mat 

I heard the podcast, and thanks. Yesterday during some single leg squats I placed a varus wedge in the form of small pads (not an orthotic or a lasting solution) under my first metatarsal and it seemed to help me not pronate and prevented the knee caving in. It seems like in order for my first metatarsal to get to the ground to create a tripod on my right leg, the femur and tibia have to medially rotate. It also seems like my femur isnt impinged in the acetabulum when I bring the ground up to my first metatarsal. Then again, maybe it is and Im just speculating from the wrong end where the problem lies. Its all very interesting.