Foot and ankle health equals whole body health…
When I first start working with a new client, the feet and ankles are primary areas for review. This is a core component of our work because it’s so critical to all future success in Pilates as well as life in general.
Telltale signs in the feet and ankles reveal all kinds of possible solutions to issues someone might be having.
For instance, tight calf muscles can have a negative impact on the ankles by actually trapping the fibula and preventing it from making the piston-like movement it needs to make with your tibia when you walk or run.
When this happens, it affects how your talus (ankle bone) your calcaneus (heel bone) and all the other bones in your feet function.
And if the bones in your lower leg are preventing your ankles and feet from operating like they’re supposed to, ultimately, it’s going to show up in your spine as some form of back pain. And that will likely lead to neck pain which creates headaches and so on. It’s a domino effect.
Because tight calf muscles are frequently the source of problems in the ankle and foot, we’re going to focus today’s video on one of the stretches I use to release the calf muscles. This stretch is one of my favorites!
Check it out, and if you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes. Just a leave a comment below.
See you in the studio,
P.S. – If you’d like to learn how to do the fascial flossing I refer to in today’s training, conveniently enough, we have a fascial flossing video which will show you this technique as it applies to your hamstrings.