Understanding Your Feet and Their Impact on Your Body
Your feet are more than just a foundation; they are a complex system that affects your entire body. Many people suffer from foot imbalances without realizing that this seemingly unoticed issue can lead to other problems. It’s not just about the feet; it’s about how they connect to everything else!
Your feet’s misalignment travels up, affecting your knees and hips.
Learn how flat feet can lead to misalignment in the knees, hips and back. This misalignment can cause pain or stiffness in the knees and hips. Address the root cause and prevent these issues before they escalate.
Your foot posture develops with the habits that you have acquired in the early stages of life. And habits influence your level of mobility.
Inward foot roll causes:
•Inward rotation of the tibia
•Inward rotation of the femur
•Lower pelvis on this side
Outward foot roll causes:
•Outward rotation of the tibia
•Outward rotation of the femur
•Higher pelvis on that side
Excessive pronation or supination disrupts the body's natural alignment and causes excessive impact when the foot strikes the floor, leading to poor joint health.
A breakdown of how your feet affect your balance.
The skin of your feet sends information to the brain via the skin’s mechanoreceptors.
This information is then transmitted to the brainstem and thalamus and then to the somatosensory cortex to shape motor development and coordination.
Uneven foot posture disrupts this process, leading to overcompensation.
Yes! Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a health professional -it’s vital that you understand the role your feet play in posture.
The Foot Mechanics and Gait online course addresses the importance of how your feet affect your posture in the gait continuum.
It focuses on identifying foot imbalances first to avoid injury and second to improve the movement of the ankle, knee, hip, and spine.
Understand and address the root cause of flat feet, knee, hip, pelvic tilt imbalance, and pain.
It will empower you to know that you can make a difference in your own body.