3 Daily Exercises for Healthy Feet

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During his time in the Colombian army, Align Pedorthist Carlos learned exercises that focus on using one’s own body for strength training. Here are 3 easy, simple foot strengthening exercises to try now while you are reading this! Seriously… the first one you can do sitting down :)

1. Expand your toes and hold 5 seconds. Release. Repeat 6 times for both feet. Do 3 sets.

2. Balance on one foot and rise up onto your toes and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets.

3. Lay a towel flat on the floor and place your foot on it with your toes extended. Grab the towel with your foot, and bring it in towards your arch. Repeat the same motion 6 times on each foot, for 3 sets.

Like every other part of your body, your feet can be strengthened to perform better. Do these exercises once a day for 2 months and you will see results. And don’t cheat… Carlos will test you at your next re-assessment!

 

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by Align Orthotics

As Founder, President and Head Clinician, Darius is the key visionary for Align Orthotics. Darius Dinshaw began his journey into health care field with a B.Sc (hons.) in Kinesiology at York University. Concurrently he joined York's Athletic Therapy Certificate program and has been a practicing Athletic Therapist [CAT(C)] for the past 9 years. Darius continued his education with a focus on strength training as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist [CSCS]. Darius pursued further education to become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist [C.Ped(C)]; specializing in the field of orthotics and biomechanics, while managing a private orthotic clinic. Continually taking educational courses to keep ahead of cutting edge research in his field, he is constantly improving himself as a health care clinician. With his extensive health care experience and passion for fashion, Darius is determined to change the footwear industry forever.