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Knee Problem…? Alignment Problem…?

March 14, 2011

If you’re having knee issues it could be an alignment problem. Your ankles, knees and hips as supposed to act as shock absorbers as you walk and run; this can only happen if they are in alignment. If your knees aren’t in alignment with your feet the force created when your foot meets the ground will act like a pile driver which over time may cause extensive damage to the knees.

Discovering what it is you do is the first step towards improvement and today’s movement exploration will help you discover whether your knees are aligned with your feet.

As I said in the video, becoming aware of damaging self-use is the first step towards improvement. Lasting change however requires adjustments to the entire neuromuscular system. Next week our series will continue with a short lesson that will help to improve alignment. If you have serious issues with your knees we recommend that you consult your local Feldenkrais® practitioner or physiotherapist.

If you have any questions or comments visit me, as feldylady on Twitter or on my Facebook page under Sandra Bradshaw, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. 

Looking for Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Lessons designed to improve your ability to move effortlessly? Click here to check out the 6 Pack of Awareness Through Movement Lessons in my on-line store.

For information about transitioning to barefoot or minimalist shoe running visit BarefootBootcamp.ca.
 




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