My fundamental goal is to use scientific evidence to help validate that walking and running barefoot leads to functional improvements in the motor pathways in the brain movement circuitry and may enhance the flow of spatial and tactile information and processing rates through the motor and reflex circuits and space-brain related areas, thus resulting in exquisite control of balance stability, postural sway as well as enhanced mechanical readiness to move MORE and feel BETTER doing so. Read more here about my work on the health and performance benefits of barefoot running and the functional benefits of minimalist footwear.
BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Latest posts by Bretta Riches (see all)
- Is Heel Strike Running Bad for Performance? - 19/03/2020
- Heel Strike Running May Cause Achilles Heel Tendonitis - 04/03/2020
- Best Barefoot Trail Running Shoes - 03/02/2020