A pain in the foot

When the foot loses its intrinsic stability, balance through the entire body is compromised. Exercises need to be tailored specifically to the individual utilising gravity and ground reaction to teach the foot its role within the body.

Below is an exercise designed to help strengthen the intrinsics of the foot while encouraging hip activation.The hurdle is placed as an extrinsic cue medial to the dropped navicular encouraging activation of the arch of the foot. The patient is asked to avoid touching it. Support is provided with the vipr to assist balance and the theraband produces rotational torque at the hip.

This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link  here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing reception@everythingsconnected.com.au.

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