SoleFit pedorthist Ryan Grant recently attended the Ancestral Health Symposium in Seattle, Washington and here are a few of his takeaways.
At SoleFit, we are always looking for ways to ensure we are looking at the source of the injury. This way, our assessments allow us to use various methods to help speed up healing but also help to understand possible underlying causes of the issue. Stemming from our look at running biomechanics, we have been big fans of looking at various health problems through an evolutionary lens. From the Ancestral Health Symposium website, ‘our goal is to examine current health challenges through the context of our ancestral heritage. In modern science, evolution is the default perspective for inquiry, yet in modern healthcare, evolution is almost nowhere to be seen. The Ancestral Health Symposium is dedicated to providing a forum for sharing scientific theories about how diet, lifestyle, and environment can shape human health.’ Here are a few of my main takeaways from the 3 day conference!