👣 FOOT POSTURE 👣

🔍 Assessing your foot posture is a fundamental part of your injury assessment when you come and visit us at Better Bodies. Even if you do not have an injury, assessing your foot position when static (standing still) and dynamic (walking, running, training) can reveal a lot. • ⬆️ Above shows a neutral alignment of the foot when in a static position. • ⬅️ Pronation occurs when the foot rolls inward. This occurs during normal motion as the outer edge of the heel strikes the ground, the foot rolls inward and flattens out again. • ➡️ Supination occurs when the foot rolls outward. This occurs during normal motion as the heel lifts as you push off the ground. • ↔️A moderate amount of pronation and supination is required for the foot to function. Overpronation or oversupination can occur due to injury or excessive overuse damage. • ⚠️ If overpronation does occur, the inside foot arch flattens or collapses and stretches the soft tissue structures underneath the foot. • ⚠️ If oversupination occurs, the soft tissue structures needed to stabilise the ankle weaken and leads to the ankle rolling and potentially causing a ligament sprain or rupture. • ⚠️⚠️ Repetitive overpronation or oversupination can lead to further injuries, not always located in the foot. • ❓ So what can we do for you? ✔️ We can assess and diagnose if you think your static or dynamic foot posture is out of alignment. ✔️ We can then provide you with corrective treatment and exercise to prevent further injury. • 📩 Get in contact today if you would like our help 👍


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