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A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on feet...
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
Best exercise to strengthen your toes

Best exercise to strengthen your toes

Perform heel raises with your toes on a folded towel to increase toe strength.
Running biomechanics and the “preferred path” theory

Running biomechanics and the “preferred path” theory

The preferred path model of running biomechanics points to a new way to help runners improve speed and prevent injury.
Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Guest article: Four types of shin splints and their causes

Chris Mallac describes different causes of shin splints and how to respond to each variety.
Achilles tendon recovery

Achilles tendon recovery

Discover the facts about Achilles tendon problems and the steps you can take to prevent them and help them heal.
How a foot adjustment helps your brain work better

How a foot adjustment helps your brain work better

A simple adjustment can help your foot recover from an injury. But the effects of an adjustment go beyond that - correcting imbalances of the joints of the feet can improve the way your brain controls posture and movement.
Update on barefoot running

Update on barefoot running

Many runners have switched to a "barefoot" running style that involves landing on the forefoot instead of the heel. Forefoot landing may offer protection from overuse injury. But new research shows that a conventional running style is more energy efficient.
Accentuate the negative: muscle injury recovery with eccentric workouts

Accentuate the negative: muscle injury recovery with eccentric workouts

Discover the secrets to safely rehabbing muscle injury - using the negative work phase of exercise.
Barefoot running benefits – Reality or hype?

Barefoot running benefits – Reality or hype?

I heard a lot about "barefoot" running and wanted to find out more about it, so I read much of the research and even tried it out myself....
Rocker shoe put to the test

Rocker shoe put to the test

The MBT shoe - and its knock-off variants - have been marketed as a way to mimic the natural gait pattern of Masai warriors. That may be true, or it may be marketing hype. Is there a benefit to using these kinds of shoes?

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