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Lee Saxby is one of the most recognized coaches for running technique on a global level. Over the last 15 years Lee has been a key figure in the natural movement / barefoot revolution and has been consulted by various shoe companies, university research projects, and injured athletes for his ability to diagnose and correct biomechanical problems. Best-selling author Christopher McDOugall (“Born to run”) as well as the barefoot professor Daniel E. Liebermann (Harvard University) were able to regain their natural athletic abilities through Lee´s coaching methods. Lee works closely together with Joe Nimble developing innovative, holistic movement concepts.

If you are a professional trainer, instructor, chiropractor, physical therapist, you can take your foot function education to the next level and become a certified foot map practitioner. Discover the tools to educate clients on their current level of foot function whilst learning the fundamentals of human foot function and how it influences the biomechanics of the entire body. It’s an excellent way to get to the root course of movement related pain, an our customers can book foot map practitioner consultations through the beNimble academy.

Looking to swat up? Browse through our scientific articles or download our free ebook “foot function, exercise related pain & the influence of footwear” which has been co-authored by Lee Saxby & Dr Mick Wilkinson.

Find out how you can reduce the risk of injury during trail running.
After the excesses of Christmas, resolutions for a healthier lifestyle and weight loss are common. Exercise and increased physical activity are rightly promoted as a means towards achieving these ends, but exercise-related pain and injuries are a common reason for quitting new regimes.
Prolonged sitting at a desk is linked to negative health effects including heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Regular physical activity has many health benefits (Blair, 2009), and public health campaigns recommending 10,000 steps per day are based on undisputed physiological principles and large-scale medical research.
The deep squat is an excellent exercise to develop leg strength, joint mobility, and the skill of aligning bodyweight over the base of support relevant for running.
Der Berlin-Marathon rückt näher. Daher ist es wichtig zu wissen, welche Anforderungen ein solches Ereignis an die Füße stellt und wie wichtig eine gute Fußfunktion und entsprechendes Schuhwerk sind, um diese Anforderungen zu bewältigen.
Learn more about the effects of a shoe-shaped foot with a high-rigid arches.
Find out what a major perpetuating factor in chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body is and how you can resolve the problem.
Discover how important the position of the big toe is.
Learn more about the scientific and effect of conventional shoes on functional foot shape.
Find out why the use of orthotics in a treatment program for sufferers of overuse conditions cannot be supported based on the available high-quality evidence. Users might possibly gain short-term pain relief at best.
Read the scientific article and find out about the Biology of Running Injuries.
Find out how important the position and control of the big toe is for human movement.
Do you want to know which is a major perpetuating factor in chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body?
If you are thinking of getting fit in the new year – invest in your feet, before you invest in a gym membership.
Strengthening exercises (known as toega) have been proven to improve foot function. Read the scientific evidence.
Discover the link between healthy foot function, postural control and the ability to maintain balance.

Cold weather footwear

Risk of injury from cold exposure is particularly high in cold climates, with pain and discomfort rising at toe temperatures below 15°C.

Stand Up!

Structural disorders of the feet affect over 60% of older adults. Discover how to rehabilitate feet through standing in the right footwear.

Born to walk

“Walking is man’s best medicine” (Hypocrates) - Discover more about the health benefits of walking for your whole body.
Jogging is a hybrid gait comprising some elements of walking and some of running.
Many areas of modern ‘science’ are characterised by lack of consensus and equivocal findings. The effect of the chosen footwear is a perfect example for that.
There are still many that believe the heel-toe pattern is not how our ancestors used to walk, especially when barefoot. Walking (even barefoot and in sandals) is a heel-toe gait.
The evolutionary drive to minimise energy cost seems to have been ignored by modern proponents of forefoot walking. This piece will dispel the myth that humans are evolved to walk on the forefoot.
Effective and efficient energy transfer is nature’s first principle of design. It is evident in all biological systems and structures, as well as the behaviours they facilitate.
An undisputed law of biology is that form both follows and determines function which provides an adaptable and stable base of support. A functional foot should therefore have dynamic flexibility.
Running-related injury rates are between 30% and 80% annually; the knee being the most common site of injury. This prevalence has promoted research into possible mechanisms and solutions.
Structural disorders of the foot cause pain, mobility problems and decreased quality of life affecting over 60% of older adults. Deformity of the great toe is the most common disorder.

Nimble body, nimble mind

Being physically active appears particularly important in mid / later life to maintain structural integrity and brain size, and to prevent vascular issues that lead to future mental decline.
Ageing is an inevitable process in all biological systems. Physical activity (being nimble) seems to be the key to pressing the pause and even the rewind button.