The problem is, foot muscles are easily ignored when we think about exercising. But dang it, they are important.
👣 The small intrinsic muscles of your feet play important roles in maintaining your arch. They’re also important in being able to point your foot and raise up to your toes.
Weak arch muscles can contribute to developing issues like plantar fasciitis. And if the muscles of your foot aren’t helping with your heel raise or relevé (talking to you, dancers), the calf gets overworked and calf strains and Achilles issues are more likely to develop.
So let’s do something about it!
Follow along with Dr. Alex for a way to start strengthening your foot and some ideas for making the exercise harder as you get stronger.
Try 2-3 sets of 1 minute on each foot.
At motivPT, we'll get you moving in a healthy way. If you have pain, weakness, or imbalance, consider booking with us for an online Physical Therapy routine customized to fit your individual needs. Book your free 15 minute consult to talk with Dr. Alex about your specific concerns and to learn more about how we work!
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