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Footwear and Function: What All Fitness Professionals Should Know

by Michol Dalcourt


There are many ideas and concepts about athletic footwear. Which ones are the best, what kind of support should you consider and what do you need to know about the anatomy of the shoe? Explore shoe design and what to look for when making a purchase, the negative effects of an improperly designed shoe, the impact that shoes have on the body and how our structure adapts over time, examples of different shoes on the market, and current trends in footwear and barefoot function.
By Michol Dalcourt

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Video Chapters

1. Introduction Play
2. Facts Play
3. Biomechanics, Anatomy & Movement of the Foot Play
4. Shoe Examples Play
5. Kinetic Pulse Effect With Various Footwear Play
6. Shoe Guidelines Play
7. Questions & Conclusion Play

About the Presenter

Michol Dalcourt

Michol Dalcourt IDEA Author/Presenter

Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor, and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. Michol is Director of the Institute of Motion, Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in Sports Science, and co-founder of PTA Global certification. He is the inventor of ViPR, a fitness tool being rolled out in top clubs and with professional athletic teams. Michol’s innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies