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The Importance of Healthy Feet Muscles
The muscle groups of your two feet make up 25 percent of the
body's muscles. If you ignore the strength and function of the
muscles in your feet, it is like eliminating upper-body exercises
from your routine. Foot strength influences proper foot
mechanics, gait patterns, ankle stabilization, and whole-body
balance. And just like any other structure in the body,
dysfunction in our feet can lead to injuries, including knee pain
and lower back aches.These exercises not only target the toes
but the small and large muscles in the foot and lower leg.
Toe Lifts: Lift your big toe on its own, without the other toes
lifting. Keep working on it until you are capable of doing it
smoothly. Once that is easy, proceed to lifting each toe one at
a time, until they are all in the air. Then, reverse and place them
down again, starting with the smallest toe, until you get to your
Toe Spreads: Stand or sit barefoot, with the weight on your
heels so you can lift your toes. Now spread your toes away from
each other without lifting them off the ground. Do this 15 times.
Strengthen the Bottom of your Feet: In this exercise, you can
either use small pebbles/toys that you will pick up with your
toes, one by one, from the ground. You can also use a towel that
you will scrunch with your toes. Try to feel the muscles in the
bottom of your feet.
Foot Circles and Points: Many foot problems happen because
of the limited flexibility in the ankle and surrounding muscles.
Restorative foot flex-and-point exercise and foot circles will
create more movement in your ankles and bigger range of
motion. Do each point and flex, and clockwise and
counterclockwise motions 20 times.
After only a few weeks of these exercises, you will notice better
movement with daily activities. Call us at Omnifoot Clinic for an
appointment to address any issues.
BURLINGTON FOOT CLINIC
Burlington Professional Centre
3155 Harvester Rd., Suite 103
As always, no doctor referral
is necessary - call us!
Foot care &
Relieve joint and muscle pain Restore and maintain functional
movement and pain relief
Rehabilitation One-on-one water based,
assisted by our professionals
BURLINGTON REHAB CENTRE
Inside Cedar Springs Health Club
960 Cumberland Avenue
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digestion and more
OMNI Health and Rehab Centre
310 Main Street E., Suite 108