Stretching the lower body - feet up

April 11, Wednesday's stretch class will focus on mobilizing and stretching from the soles of the feet and up. There are 26 bones and 33 joints, a network of blood vessels, nerves and skin and soft tissue in the feet.  These structures work together..

to provide the body with support, balance and mobility.  Many structural flaws and malfunction in the feet can result in problems such as back pain or elswhere in the body.

Exercising the feet

The Cook Hip Lift

The health consequences of hyperpronation  significant.  These changes also result in an anterior shift in the body's center of gravity which causes an increased load on the forefoot and increased muscular activity to maintain balance and stability.