What are the most important lessons you could learn about getting in shape that you would get from 90-year-olds who were in a mall? We’re going to find out why that may be true, and we have much, much more in today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast, the podcast for people who want to know the truth about what it takes to have a happy, healthy, strong body, starting with the feet first, because those things are your foundation.
Today my guest is Dr. Courtney Conley, the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions in Colorado. She also is the founder of Gait Happens. Her personal journey of becoming a foot and gait expert began years ago when she attended chiropractic school in Chicago, Illinois. She was fortunate enough to study under the top experts in her field. This began a long journey of working in several orthotic labs, wearing orthotics herself for years, and realizing that something was amiss as she was in constant pain chasing symptoms.
She was a triathlete suffering from chronic foot, knee, and low back pain. After years of altering orthotics, and changing footwear, she realized that simply bracing the foot was not the answer. Always struggling with the concept: Why are we telling our patients with foot pain to brace the foot with an orthotic for years at a time when we would never tell our patients with low back pain to wear a back brace for years at a time.
As a result, Dr. Conley went down the slow, and often frustrating journey of eliminating her orthotics and transitioning into the ‘barefoot’ world. She began assessing and treating her foot, like she did every where else in her body, with the goal of moving better and functioning more efficiently.
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