What rhymes with neat and literally supports your entire body? You guessed it, your feet! I have worked with more patients and athletes than I can count that had foot and/or ankle issues that eventually led to hip, knee, low back, and even shoulders issues. What I am trying to say is that your feet and ankles affect the entire rest of your body. When your feet and ankles don’t “work” properly, it causes compensations in other joints, eventually leading to pain and injury. This is why we always say, never skip feet day!
Equipment needed: 1. Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2. Padded Mat (optional). Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your ankles and feet. We are starting off with a muscle/ fascia release / joint mobilization for the front of your ankles. This one can be pretty uncomfortable. Apply as much pressure as you can tolerate. Next we are moving on to an end-range stretch isometric technique to stretch out and activate the muscles and fascia in the front of your ankles. Try to stretch out the front of your ankles as much as possible before starting the muscle contraction. This one can also be uncomfortable, but this is normal. We are finishing up with a stretch and muscle activation exercise for your feet. Really focus on contracting your toes muscles as much as possible, while moving your foot and ankle.
Let us know how your feet and ankles feel after todays routine. Post on to your Instagram story or feed and tag us in it @movementvault. We’ll send you a 🤙 and some ❤️. Get it guys!