In the last few posts I have discussed foot positioning and some simple techniques to help reduce the tension and muscle imbalances that often develop as a result of foot dysfunction. Hopefully you have tried a few of them and your feet are feeling better. The next step in the process is to help strengthen the feet and regain control of the muscles. There are lots of different exercises to do, but these are some good ones to start with. Continue reading to learn about the exercises.
If you have read my previous post on foot positioning, I hope you have been trying to keep your feet pointing straight ahead when walking and standing (you can read it here if you haven’t). In this weeks post, I discuss a few ways to reduce the soft tissue tension and imbalance that often accompanies poorly positioned feet. Any postural changes (for any part of the body) require 3 steps:
You can’t really skip a step here. If you do, you open yourself up to future problems again. In the first post we looked at positioning, so how do we loosen up tension in the feet? Continue reading to find out.
Before you read this post I would like to you to stand up tall, close your eyes, walk on the spot for a few seconds then stop. Without moving your feet, look down and see where your feet are positioned. Are they pointing straight ahead? Are they pointing outwards or inwards? Do they roll inwards or do they roll outwards? Keep this mind as we will discuss the importance of this later on.
The feet seem to be an overlooked part of the body and typically they are only focused on when they are sore. This should not be the case, in fact we should all pay much more attention to them. In this blog series, I will discuss how important the feet are and why you should be paying more attention to them.
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