Healthy Feet Workshop Friday March 21st

Celebrate the start of Spring by joining Anne for an evening of treats for your feet!

Your poor feet have spent the winter in boots. It is time to give them some TLC. Whether you suffer from bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, or general foot pain this class is for you!

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Work out the kinks with myofascial release, sooth painful soles with self massage and build strength and flexibility with a short exercise program that you can do at home, on the road…anywhere! You will dance out of here pain free.

  • Who: You (or anyone you know who suffers from foot pain)
  • What: Sixty minute class incorporating elements of strength and flexibility work and massage
  • When: Friday March 21st at 6 pm
  • Where: Fluid World Headquarters 1626 S.E. Sherrett Street, Portland 97202
  • Why: To make your feet happy

This popular class will sell out and there is limited space available so contact Anne today to reserve your spot.

Want to come to class for free? Post a photo of your feet on Fluid’s facebook page, or comment, like and share one of Anne’s foot photos by Wednesday March 19th and Anne will pick one lucky winner who will receive a free pass to class and a goody bag.

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Anne McCranie is a Portland based personal trainer and L.M.T. who loves to share her knowledge of foot health with you! You do not need to have “healthy feet” to join us for this class. Call Anne today to reserve your spot (503) 705-4762.

“Healthy Feet For Athletes” Workshop Thursday March 21st 2013

Do you (or does someone you love) suffer from bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, high or low arches, or general foot pain?

Join Anne for her “Healthy Feet For Athletes” Workshop Thursday March 21st and learn her signature foot realignment routine that will keep your feet pain free.

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  • WHO: YOU! And your friends with foot issues
  • WHAT: Strengthening exercises, stretches and myofascial release work using a tennis ball, theraband and yoga block
  • WHEN: Thursday March 21st, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
  • WHERE: Sellwood Yoga
  • WHY: Happy healthy feet!
  • COST: $15 payable to Sellwood Yoga

You work to improve the rest of your body, why ignore your feet? Learn simple strength and flexibility exercises that train the muscles in your feet and ankles to be strong, aligned and flexible. What can you do to treat your feet at home? We discuss healthy shoe options, hydrotherapy, and self massage.

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This workshop will sell out! Preregister here. Questions? Call Anne (503) 705-4762

Shoes for Happy Feet

As a former dancer and current cute shoe enthusiast (let me just pop into Nordstroms and see what’s on sale…) I am admittedly not the poster child for healthy footwear.   As a child I begged my mom for the latest cool boots instead of my dorky sadle oxfords even though getting them on my feet meant me lying on the bed and her using a pair of pliers and some serious muscle.

I am lucky to be genetically gifted with healthy, albeit wide, feet.  I cannot say the same for several of my clients.  If you suffer from hammer toes, bunions, plantar faciatis (or more often fasciosis according to Dr McClanahan, more on that later) or a host of other foot ailments, one solution may be changing your footwear.

 

Dr Ray McClanahan of Northwest Foot and Ankle here in Portland recommends shoes that are flat, wide across the toes, and flexible.  He has a healthy shoe list on his website with millions of shoe options.

I admit I could go the rest of my life without seeing another adult in crocs, however the Noat  mary janes are super cute.

 

Ok now back to the faciosis.  Dr Ray claims that most people are misdiagnosed and that the tissue in your foot in not inflamed, it is suffering from lack of blood flow, or necrosis.  In other words dead tissue (I know, gross).  This may be the result of our toes being abducted and extended for long periods of time.  Take a look at the toe spring in the front of a typical running shoe – not a recipe for happy feet.

I usually spend the majority of my day barefoot.  I realize not all of us have this luxury.  If you are suffering from unhappy feet experiment with one of these shoe styles and see if this brings you some pain relief.

I have several clients on a foot heath program that involves exercises, stretches, heat and ice.  Contact me if you would like more information.