How Important Are Strong Feet and Balance?
Our feet are the most used & abused part of the body. The arches of the feet provide us with flexibility, help to absorb shock, distribute the weight of the body, and assist the feet in adapting to surface changes when walking, running, & climbing. Lack of proper foot and/or arch strength & flexibility can contribute to fallen arches, ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, & neck problems, and potential pain or injury. Good balance and body control is necessary for daily living activities as well as sport performance. Our feet play an important role in maintaining posture and health and strong feet will be less likely to suffer injury.
If you are looking to strengthen your biceps you do some curls with weights but how do you strengthen the muscles in your feet? There are some simple exercises that you can do at home that will make a big difference.
There are a number of other exercises more specific to particular muscle groups but these few should get your started. There are also a variety of exercise products to help strengthen the feet like the toe separators mentioned in #3, an elasticized band or a Bosu Ball. If you have any questions about these exercises or would like some more details feel free to book an assessment and we can help customize a routine for your feet.