You want to warm up for a run or a hike or a workout, so you’ve got to stretch… Right? What if that is the worst thing you could possibly do?

Well, we’re going to find out more about that on 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.

Today my guest is Kathleen McDonough, PT MA NCPT. Kathleen holds a BA in Exercise Physiology/Physical Education, UC Davis and an MA in Physical Therapy, Stanford University. She has been a Physical Therapy professional for over 30 years and is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.

Her great depth of experience and education are brought together in her wholistic approach to treatment, with an emphasis on creating a personalized plan for regaining your optimal health. Kathleen’s experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, Pilates-based rehabilitation, classical Pilates and peak performance training.

You can visit Kathleen McDonough’s website at:

If you have questions for me about the show, please email me, Steven Sashen, at, or visit the website at, and find what’s going on, be part of the family of helping people discover and rediscover that natural movement is the obvious better healthy choice, just like natural food is… If you want to be part of the tribe, please subscribe. And most importantly, go out, have fun, live life feet first.

So let us jump in and find out why stretching is a horrible thing.

Comments (5)
  1. Excellent podcast! I just started barefoot running on the streets of LA, and even though I’ve worked up to routinely doing a medium-to-fast paced mile as a warmup for calisthenics, I have chronic foot injuries from my parkour/running days in high school that need to be addressed. Information like this is invaluable.

    Really looking forward to those slip-resistant Prios too! I work in the service industry and I’m on my feet for 6 to 13 hours a day. Really sucks going back and forth between heavy, oversized Shoes for Crews and barefoot/minimalist shoes. How long can we expect the process to take from development to full production?

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