Seminars & Workshops allow our instructors to deliver a hands on session where anyone willing to join us can learn and more importantly experience restoring and rewiring their feet and hips. We offer a single day 6 hour seminar which covers a deep understanding of foot + hip optimization as well as shorter 2 hour workshops.
Both sessions are directed and open to anyone: Runners, lifters, athletes of any kind, physical therapists, personal trainers, physicians and anyone else that wants to improve their own feet & hips or help others do the same.
If you’re interested in hosting a session at your facility or have a group of people in your area looking to learn, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
– London, UK: Sunday November 17, 2019 [SOLD OUT]
– [tentative] Vancouver, Canada
Below is a topic outline for our seminar and current workshop offerings:
Each seminar is 6.5 hours long (including a 30 minute lunch break) and is broken down into 5 blocks that are a blend of lecture and hands on. The topics for each block are as follows:
B1: Introduction – The vision for TFC, Baseline tests (ankle mobility, hip stability, squat), Why feet matter, treatment vs. prevention, the footwear problem, pain science
B2: Foot – Anatomy 101, why our feet stop working, current treatment, restoring and re-integrating your feet, restoring ankle mobility
B3: Hip – Anatomy 101, hip & foot relationship, hip dysfunction, restoring hip mobility and stability, re-integrating the hip and foot
B4: Walking & Running – Hardware requirements for walking, walking drills, optimal human running technique
B5: Training – Barefoot training, movement categories, beam work, foot-centric weight training, footwork, creating mutant strong hips and feet
Each session is instructed by actively practicing physical therapists with a special interest in the health and function of the human foot.
TFC Workshops (2hours, $90 CAD per person)
Workshop 1.0: Introduction to restoring your feet & hips
Workshop 1.0 is designed to deliver a practical understanding of:
-Footwear (consequences of poor footwear, features of optimal footwear)
-Feet: Why they are an important body part, foot dysfunction, moving away from orthotics, restoring your feet, restoring a strong arch
-Hips: Consequences of sitting, how your hips control your feet, restoring and maintaining functional hip mobility, key hip mobilizations and programming them, training hip stability
*Workshop 2.0: Ankle mobility
*Workshop 2.1: Hip mobility
*Workshop 2.2: Running
*Workshop 2.3: Hip stability training
*We strongly recommend taking Workshop 1.0 before any 2.0 series workshop. The 1.0 gives a base level of knowledge that we build upon for the 2.0 series workshops.