SE-1: The foot and the arches
The relationship of the feet to the ground The relationship between the foot and the shank determines the support of the whole body, and therefore any differences in the structure of the foot can affect the rest of the body. Effective arch balance is essential for effortless and elegant walking, pelvic stability, efficient functioning of the lumbar region, and even support for the head and neck. We will look at the effect of the bones of the foot on the arches, how they help them to recover and function. By tracing the forces from the muscles of the lumbosacral and thigh, we will create a starting strategy to achieve better mechanical support by resolving myofascial flattening and shortening, muscle and fascia line imbalances throughout the lower limb.