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High heeled workouts

Discussion in 'Podiatry Trivia' started by admin, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. admin

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    From NY1 News

    Strut Your Stuff In A High-Heeled Workout
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  2. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    Interesting reading Craig and Mark. As you know I have long thought heeled shoes may improve pelvic floors (muscle tone in the pelvic region) and assist in continence control.

    Cheers
    Cameron
     
  3. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    re high heels

    Dear All,

    I have always thought that if God had wanted us to walk in high heels he/she would have given us HOOVES in the first place.

    Seriously training people to adapt to walking in an abnormal way is intelligent as it will help to develop muscle groups and posture so as to accommodate an ABNORMAL Gait.

    regards David
     
  4. David

    Some people declare their god decrees women cover themselves from head to toe lest they lead men into temptation and corrupt their souls. Believe such claptrap if you will, but I much prefer to think that women can make up their own minds what they can wear. Who are we to be judgmental? I suspect if you conduct a simple survey you might find that a majority of women would prefer to wear high heels when an appropriate occasion presents. As for affecting their gait, possibly, but not in moderation.

    Regards
    Mark Russell
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    Davis et al

    What is normal gait ?

    We tend to relate walking to the gait cycle as describe by Inman, Ralston and Todd. This was an event on completely flat surfaces. This is a very simplified model and bares little resemblence to the multivariance of actual human locomotion. The foot model as described by Root Weed and Orien is contained with that very narrow defintion, so we might deduce we still know very little about bipedalism. Also the introduction of shoes is comparitively recent (9 thousand years old) and the vast majority of humans being still go unshod. It may be cautionary to restict our parameters of normalcy to flat surface walking, only. In the absence of a heeled shoe the natural foot will elevate the heel in oder to negociate the variences of terrain. This makes each cycle unique.

    Maintaining middle joint range motion by wedging foot segments (functional foot orthoses) may have given anecdotal evidence to support the use of the simplified walking models as a therapeutic aids, but these fail to describe the complete event. Hence by restricitng ourselves to a narrow defination of normalcy we may be missing valuable insights into the wonders of nature.

    Worth a thought.

    Cameron
    Hey, what do I know?
     
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    Old thread, but this video just turned up on You Tube:

     
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  7. Claudina

    Claudina Member

    In my opinion this is quite an innovative idea, but i think that as podiatrist we must always keep in mind the ideal type of footwear, which certainly it is not a high heeled pair of shoe. I think that this is a good work out for improving core muscles, but is it appropriate to wear high heeld shoes daily? Various patients complain of calluses, and HAV and other conditions (keeping in mind also systemic conditions such as diabetes where ulcers can be present)which can be caused due to excessive pressure brought about by unappropriate footwear. So in my opinion instead of teaching people how to walk properly in heeled shoes, education on appropriate footwear is of a higher importance.
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    netizens

    The Pedal pumping is latest craze for car and foot enthusiasts. See a well turned ankle and heels deal with the rigours of acceleration. The phenomenon of high heeled girls in cars is a cleverly disguised way to view naughty videos in the work space where risqué material may be banned. In the interests of education I attach the following which are perfectly respectable.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEKb...oottalk.blogspot.com/&feature=player_embedded


    http://www.break.com/usercontent/2007/12/Chick-Races-Ferrari-On-The-Autobahn-414770.html

    toeslayer
     
  9. rach23392

    rach23392 Welcome New Poster

    Im the more female girl in my family. My sister tends to wear trackies and trainers whereas I would make more of an effort and wear pumps to be casual and I wear heels when I go out...but yes there are pros and cons of each. My sister is 13 and has bad back problems so she is having physio and she is encouraged to wear heels every so often to help improve her posture. I hav had no back problems and hav wore heels most weekends and suitable heels for school everyday for the past 2/3 years. I think that if shoes are the correct fit, comfy and are suitable for their purpose then they can be just as good as a flat shoe. Sometimes flat shoes cause fallen arches...no matter what way we look at it we will find faults with each solution.
     
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    Press Release from APodA(NSW):
    High heel workout fad dangerous for feet
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    Lower limb mechanics during moderate high-heel jogging and running in different experienced wearers.
    Fu F et al
    Hum Mov Sci. 2016 Apr 18;48:15-27
     
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    Using Gold-standard Gait Analysis Methods to Assess Experience Effects on Lower-limb Mechanics During Moderate High-heeled Jogging and Running.
    Zhang Y et al
    J Vis Exp. 2017 Sep 14;(127). doi: 10.3791/55714.
     
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