You never wanted to start your day with foot pain
It's no fun when you get out of bed in the morning and have to hobble your way to the bathroom because your feet hurt so badly.
You worry that your foot pain is going to get worse and slow you down even more than it already is.
Maybe you wonder if you're doomed to foot problems because you come from a long line of people who suffer from one foot ailment or another - bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis.
As you know all too well, when you have foot pain, it gets in the way of doing the things that are important to you whether that's keeping up with your kids or grandkids, walking around the office, standing at your desk or even simple daily activities like waiting in line at the grocery store.
You've got things to do and it's no fun when painful feet get in the way.
Maybe you've sampled from the wide array of foot products and tried things like special insoles, toe spacers or shoes with extra cushion or support only to be disappointed that you still aren't getting relief.
You may have consulted with a podiatrist and invested in expensive orthotics.
Maybe you were told your only hope for relief is surgery and the long recovery that goes along with it.
You wish you had other options.
YOUR FEET HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Feet are often taken for granted. They're a part of your body you rely on day in and day out but rarely do they get your time or attention until they start screaming at you. After all, no one goes to the gym to work on their feet.
Knowing how to take care of your feet is just as important as brushing and flossing your teeth. When you understand what supports your foot health and what interferes with it, and you learn how prevent and get rid of foot pain, you have the necessary skills for life long foot health.
Can you relate?
- you currently have foot pain (bunions, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, hammer toes, etc.) that either stops you from doing the things you love or makes them way less enjoyable
- you're worried about a family history of foot troubles and want to prevent them if at all possible
- you have an existing health condition that impacts the health of your feet (like diabetes) & want to keep your feet healthy for as long as possible
- your arches have disappeared and you'd like them back
- you're transitioning to barefoot or minimal shoes and would love to avoid the all-to-common injuries that can happen without proper conditioning
The high price of foot pain
Your feet have a ripple effect on the rest of your body. When your feet hurt, it's hard to be active. Even something as simple as going for a walk to destress becomes difficult.
And it's not just about your feet. When your feet that can't do their job well, your other joints (the knees, hips and back) have to pick up the slack. You want to enjoy being active for as long as possible, so it'd be nice to avoid extra wear and tear on your joints.
Why are feet so prone to problems?
It's rarely genetics, in case you were wondering. Often shoes are the biggest culprit. Wearing shoes is pretty similar to having your feet in casts.
Your feet have the potential to be as mobile as your hands in many ways. Imagine if you wore mittens on your hands all the time and how much that would limit their ability to move.
Over time, your muscles would shorten and atrophy, your joints would stiffen and you'd lose a significant amount of mobility. That's essentially what's happened to your feet. Add in some common alignment and movement habits that overload the feet and create muscle tension and voila!, you have a recipe for foot problems.
Is it possible for things to improve?
If you're still breathing and moving, yes.
In this course you'll learn how to stretch and strengthen your foot muscles, how to mobilize the joints in your feet (there's 33 in each foot!) and how to evaluate and fine tune your movement habits.
You'll deepen your understanding of why your feet are the way they are and develop a comprehensive set of skills that support the healthy function of your feet.
Ready to have happy & healthy feet?
When you finish the 4 week course, you'll know:
- the most important stretch you can do for foot (and knee and hip) health
- the real story about bunions & what you can do to prevent or minimize them (no, you're not doomed because your mother has them)
- how to improve your arches without orthotics
- how to improve your balance & prevent falls
- 3 things to take care of your aching feet after a night on the town or a long day at the office
- what to look for in shoes and what to avoid like the plague
- the role your feet have on knee, hip and back health & what you can do to to improve it
- how your feet can improve or diminish your bone density
- what your foot health has to do with your pelvic floor health
Each week you'll experience first hand the benefits that restoring alignment has on the health of your feet and your body.
I was spending $100's of dollars at the podiatrist's office but not anymore! I just wish I had taken the class sooner before I was talked into all kinds of foot surgeries. Shirley Wheeler
This course is well-worth the money and time I put into it to improve my feet and posture. I do the stretches and postures while watching the video so I don't cheat and shorten the sessions. I feel amazing - like I am years younger and full of energy after doing a lesson. Lisa is prompt and helpful in answering questions. Phyllis Baker
Dates: This course starts as soon as you make your purchase. Once you complete your registration, you will receive access to the material within 24 hours.
Location: This course is entirely online. All alignment lessons are pre-recorded and downloadable. There are no live meetings.
Guarantee: If you feel you have not received any benefit as a result of practicing these correctives daily over a 30 day period, you are welcome to contact me for a full refund.
What to expect once you click the button to make your purchase
After completing your purchase through the secure shopping cart, you’ll receive an order confirmation email.
Within 24 hours, you'll receive an invitation via email to create your username and password in Ruzuku and gain immediate access the classroom
How it works:
We'll be using an online classroom platform called Ruzuku. Once you join the course, you'll receive the 1st of 4 weeks of material. Every 7 days (based on the day that you purchased the course), for a total of 4 weeks, you’ll get access to the next week’s series of video alignment lessons.
And yes, you'll continue to have ongoing access to all of the materials even after the 4 weeks are complete.
Inside the Ruzuku classroom, you’ll be able to view all the videos and ask any questions that come up for you during the course. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the classroom and responding to your questions as needed. You get the best of both worlds – the freedom and independence to move through the material on your own, and my support, feedback and suggestions should the need arise.
The Ruzuku classroom is extremely easy to use, even for the technically challenged. They also have a fabulous customer support team if any technical challenges arise.
Over 7 hours of alignment video classes spread into doable 15-30 minute sessions. Learn stretches & movements that focus on improving your foot health
Recommended reading designed to deepen your understanding of the foot and specific foot issues through a variety of articles.
5 educational videos covering the topics of foot anatomy, bunion prevention & correction, bone health, what you need to know when buying shoes and the link between pelvic floor health and foot health
60+ page downloadable workbook with descriptions and photographs of all of the demonstrated exercises
Premium Package Upgrade: get personalized feedback with a 30 minute individual alignment session via Skype (save $10 if purchased separately).
I was surprised by how very thorough the class is. Many more hours of instruction than I would have gotten with a live class, not to mention many supplementary readings and links. The sessions are short enough that it's easy to do one every day. The exercises and stretches in this class have made a huge difference in my life. Debbie Bean
What happens if I fall behind or need more than 4 weeks to get through the course?
4 weeks is the suggested time frame but you are welcome to move through the material at your own pace. In order to get the most benefit from the course, I encourage you to practice the correctives daily.
You will continue to have ongoing access to the classroom and material even after the 4 weeks are over.
What can I expect from the video alignment lessons?
In these lessons, you’ll learn new correctives as well as review, fine tune and add more layers to the work as you go along – ensuring you get more and more out of your practice. Each week’s content builds on the previous week’s. The content is spread out over the week so you can work through it at your own pace as your schedule allows. The content gives you plenty to work with as well as time to practice and review the correctives that are most challenging for you.
How long will I have access to the course?
All materials are downloadable so you can refer to them as long as you need. The classroom will stay open indefinitely, although you are encouraged to download the materials.
Will the videos play on my iPad?
I’ve been injured/inactive for so long I’m worried that the movements and exercises in this course might cause me more pain and discomfort. How intense is this?
This course is about making gentle, consistent change over the long run vs. forcing the body to move in ways it isn’t ready in order to achieve a short term change that only does more damage over the long run. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t require effort or that you won’t break a sweat or feeling like you’re learning to use long lost muscles for the first time, but the focus is on respecting your body and what it’s ready and able to do. We meet you where you are rather than using force to muscle your body into a particular position or exercise. We’re working to undo damage, not cause additional damage. That said, any time you start a new exercise program it is recommended that you check with your doctor. Please use common sense and pay attention to your body. Do not force any of the movements. And remember, this course does not take the place of medical advice.
Can I give this course as a gift to someone in need of foot TLC?
Absolutely! Please contact me directly to make arrangements - Lisa [at] LisaLLC [dot] com.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact me directly at Lisa [at] LisaLLC [dot] com
Lisa Gillispie, BSW, LMT, CST, CPT-RES is certified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist™ and Healthy Foot Practitioner™. She has a private practice in Columbus, OH integrating craniosacral therapy and whole body alignment. She is passionate about helping people end their foot pain so they can enjoy living active lives.