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Foot Exercise Library
I've got a LOT of videos of foot exercises in various places, and I thought I'd make it easy for you to find the exercise you are looking for and put them all in one spot. Scroll down to find a brief description of the exercises and the link.
Top of Foot Stretch:This is great if you lack dorsiflexion (i.e., tight calves) because the front of your leg can be working overtime. Also good for the flexors of the foot's sole (arch muscles) as it shortens them passively. Don't be surprised
Lifestyle Tips to Support Foot Health
Functional feet are my fondest favourites! For fancy footwork and for fleet feet, follow these four fun facts:
Move your toes
Walk over non-level ground
Go barefoot or transition to a more minimal shoe
Go forth. As in walk. A lot.
Let’s break that down shall we?
Move Your toes: Toes spend a lot of time in socks. Socks spend a lot of time in shoes. Ergo, feet spend a lot of time in shoes, and both socks and shoes conspire to keep your toes from moving as much as they want to
Anatomy of the Top of Foot Stretch
The Top of Foot Stretch lengthens the front of the shin and ankle, and shortens the plantar surface muscles (you may experience cramping), it also lengthens the tendons that extend, or lifts, the toes. Here’s a primer on Foot Anatomy.
Feet have 26 bones -that's a LOT of bones. That's a lot of bones for muscles to attach to and to make up joints for movement. That's a structure meant for a lot of movement.
Landmarks of the feet are:
Heel - the calcaneus bone. If I asked you to point at
Foot Mobility – Top of Foot Stretch
Yesterday I taught another full workshop on Functional Feet. I've lost count of how many foot workshops I have taught since 2012 when I got my "Healthy Foot Practitioner" designation (which is no longer offered as a stand-alone course by Nutritious Movement™). At that time I loved that you could specify with foot health and I've continued my studies and personal journey to better foot health ever since. A few days ago I returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica, where I hiked some very hilly,
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