Chronic Pain Video

Overcoming Chronic Pain Through Natural Footwork: Why Going Barefoot is Essential

Are you tired of temporary solutions for your chronic pain? Did you ever wonder if thereโ€™s a natural way to overcome it? Or are you Intrigued by the power of movement in healing chronic pain and injuries?

Living with chronic pain can be debilitating and disruptive to daily life. For many individuals suffering from chronic pain, finding relief can be a constant struggle. However, there is a natural and effective way to alleviate chronic pain that often goes overlooked: going barefoot. In this episode, we will explore why going barefoot is essential for overcoming chronic pain and how it can provide significant relief.

On todayโ€™s episode of FILWF, Gregory Stern, a physiotherapist and owner of From The Ground Up Physiotherapy, shares his journey of overcoming a foot injury and chronic pain. We discuss the importance of addressing the root cause of injuries and chronic pain, rather than relying on temporary solutions. Greg advocates for barefoot movement and the use of minimalist shoes to promote healthy feet and natural movement. He also challenges the traditional notion of good posture and encourages people to relax their backs and allow their bodies to move in a more natural way. According to Gregory, healing happens from the bottom up!

Join me in this enlightening conversation with physiotherapist Gregory Stern as we explore the importance of understanding our bodies and finding the root cause of our problems. I learned so much from this conversation, and I am certain today you will be walking away with a new perspective on chronic pain and healing your body from the bottom up!

“๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.” – ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป

Topics Covered:
00:02 – Introduction and background of Gregory Stern
01:21 – Gregory’s ankle injury and unsuccessful treatments
04:01 – Decision to pursue physiotherapy and alternative methods
05:26 – Overcoming pain and helping others through movement
07:25 – Personal experience with back injury and surgery
10:17 – Reevaluating training approach after recent injury
14:01 – Evolutionary context of footwear and its impact on foot health.
16:26 – Negative effects of high-heeled shoes and cushioned footwear.
17:48 – The enriching experience of barefoot hiking and the adaptability of the foot.
20:31 – Recommendations for shoe brands that offer wide toe boxes and flexibility.
22:45 – Importance of foot capacity and dynamic feet.
25:12 – Connecting the body from the ground up for cool changes.
26:19 – Moving away from temporary treatments and focusing on strength and stability.
27:18 – Avoiding attachment to diagnosis labels and focusing on movement patterns.
30:02 – Dangers of victim mentality and taking ownership of health.
32:01 – Reframing weakness as potential and the power of healing.
32:56 – Doctors are often seen as all-knowing, but they have limitations.
35:10 – Doctors should be humble and open to alternative health practices.
37:32 – The importance of listening to our bodies and seeking other opinions.
42:20 – Connect with Greg at Ground Up Physio for more information.

Key Takeaways:
– How chronic pain affects all aspects of life.
– Importance of vulnerability and self-discovery during injury.
– Importance of addressing the emotional and psychological components of injuries.
– What are the benefits of barefoot walking and running.
– What is the significance of correct body positioning to optimal movement.
– Tips for preventing chronic pain: go barefoot and allow slouching.
– How injuries take as opportunities for growth.


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