One surprising benefit I have experienced after my ABM Neuromovement® practitioner training has been my increased ability and enjoyment of walking barefoot outdoors. I often watch my children run around barefoot outdoors on all kinds of terrain. I remember doing the same as a child, but over the years going barefoot has become more uncomfortable and not as enjoyable.
After my ABM work, I’ve noticed that my feet are able to move all the individual joints better (there are 33 joints and 26 bones in the foot) and are able to move and form to the terrain. This is what makes it easy and enjoyable to walk barefoot again.
I had always thought that the soles of my feet needed to toughen up, but now I know that there is more than just tough skin needed. We need mobility, flexibility and the freedom to move that is often lost over years of wearing stiff and confining footwear.
I will celebrate summer and join my kids with being barefoot outdoors!
Laura Friesen BMR(PT) is a certified Neuromovement Practitioner