Tag: foot exercises

Plantar Fasciitis

I recently taught my first Plantar Fasciitis workshop. I asked for people who were currently experiencing PF or who had it in the past. Restorative Exercise gives a different spin on conditions like this because what you need to consider is not only the symptoms and the structures that pay the price for them, but the original condition of the structures of the foot, the usage and/or lack of usage of the foot and how that can be essentially a "pre-existing condition." In other words, we don't

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Are You Prone to Ankle Sprains?

The ankle joint is comprised of three bones: the two bones of the lower leg, tibia and fibula and the top bone of the foot, the talus. Talus is an interesting bone because of all the bones in the body, it is the only one without any muscle attachments. Therefore, its role is a weight bearing one. I like to think of it as something that receives the weight of the body above and distributes it down and back through the heel bone, and forward through the forefoot. The talus is an architectural k

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A Calf Stretch is a Calf Stretch…Or is it?

I posted a series of photos on my social media, photos showing various ways one could perform a calf stretch. In each of the photos there are several variables and variations. In each instance, even though your goal might be the same, the outcome might be different. My reason for posting them was to illustrate this fact, and that if you are doing one, you are not necessarily getting the benefits of the others (or indeed, the benefit you think you are getting). So let's start with the ob

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