Intrinsic Foot Exercises
SHORT FOOT EXERCISE
Step 1- Slowly slide the “ball of your foot” toward your heel.
Step 2- Then slowly allow your foot to slide back to starting position.
HOLD POSITION FOR 10 SECONDS AND DO 10 REPS
IMPORTANCE: Intrinsic foot strength needed during stance phase of gait.
INJURY PREVENTION: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathies
Step- 1 Lift your big toe without lifting the other 4 or rolling your ankle outward.
Step- 2 Lift your 4 small toes without lifting your big toe or rolling your ankle inward.
COMPLETE 10 REPS
IMPORTANCE: Intrinsic foot strength and motor control needed during stance phase and push off phase of gait
INJURY PREVENTION: Plantar Faciitis & Achilles tendinopathies