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Dr. Christian Larsen – leader in modern physiotherapy tests our RootyRUG

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Friday September 23 was a turning point for us and was a tremendous motivation for our work. We had the luck of a short encounter with Dr. Christian Larsen, a respected leader in modern physiotherapy. If you haven’t heard of Dr. Larsen, allow us a few words of introduction. Christian Larsen is a Swiss doctor and scientist, and the co-founder of Spiraldynamik, the concept of 3-dimensional, clear, and systematic “anatomically correct movement”. He has written several books, e.g. well-known book is “Healthy feet for your child”. (German issue: Gesunde Füße für Ihr Kind) We spoke about human feet and the…

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Interview with physiotherapist

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PhDr. Ludmila Brůhová leads the Regeneration and Rehabilitation Centre in Borovany focused on the complex prevention, diagnostics and treatment of all problems of the movement system – pains in the back, joints and muscles, functional and degenerative diseases, post-traumatic and postoperative states. Her centre is also a clinical department of the Faculty of Health and Social Studies of the University of South Bohemia for students of physiotherapy. The numerous team consists of physiotherapists focusing on the care of patients at the age of children including infants, further of specialists dealing with post-traumatic states of the movement apparatus and also of…

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My take on the RootyRUG

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I came across the RootyRUG by chance while surfing the Internet. Chance probably isn’t the right word, though. I was actually headed in the other direction. Why? Feet are an important part of my practice, my physical therapy work, and my perception of the body as a whole. The foot is a masterpiece 🙂 Strong and healthy feet are one of the critical components of overall good health. And if we’re willing to perceive, they can provide us with a lot of information, perceptions and feelings. I remember the first time I really saw important they are when I was…

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Synapse – a highway of information in every child

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Synapse – a result of external stimuli When a child is born, his brain contains about 100 billion neurons. This number is stable and genetically determined. Immediately after birth, the neurons begin to connect and create the synapses. Each neuron can generate thousands of synapses and their number can be influenced by external stimulation. The more synapses, the better, and the easiest and fastest time that they form is in the first three years of life. After the sixth year of life, the synapses are already more difficult and slower to form. This is evidenced by the growth of the…

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Unstable ankles may begin in the soles of the feet

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Do you suffer from frequent ankle sprains, and your physiotherapist has suggested you use balancing equipment to strengthen the muscles in your ankle and to stimulate proprioception? It’s probably not enough, though. One of the keys to preventing instability in this part of the body is actually the periodic stimulation of the receptors in the soles. A study from 2012 concluded that people who suffer from chronic instability of the ankle joint also tend to have a delayed response of the receptors in the skin of the feet which perceive movement, relief, and light touch. Walking along foam and soft…

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