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Below are functional podiatrist Dr Emily Splichal's 4 Tips for Healthy Feet and Strong Movement
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From these six you will realize the combinations are endless and you can add rotational movement patterns, diagonal directions and so many more to create an endless of array of jumping jacks.
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Here is a sample of some at-home balance drills I created for our clients — so they have zero excuse to get something productive done even when they are stuck at home.
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One of the easiest and most effective ways to get the client connected to their foundation is through an exercise called forward lean.
For those with tight hips, a routine stretching and/or mobility routine may be helpful.
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This exercise is a simple march in place — a simple exercise for most, but it can challenge balance as it prolongs our single leg stance since our foot is off the ground a little longer than normal.
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This exercise targets the hamstrings and aims to improve strength in a lengthened position.
Functionally Fit PFP Resisted Lateral
Lateral quickness and explosiveness is an essential component for athletic performance
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Strengthening the gluteus medius and hip stabilizing musculature is important for injury prevention and optimal performance.
Functionally Fit-Med Ball Throw
Working to improve and/or maintain dynamic stability in the lower kinetic chain can reduce injury risk, decrease joint pain, and improve performance.
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This exercise will help work on end range horizontal external rotation and improve posterior shoulder strength.
Improving muscle endurance in overhead athletes should be a focus with-in shoulder strengthening programs. This theraband exercise will enhance shoulder health and performance.
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This exercise can be safely implemented to help facilitate quad strength for those limited by anterior knee pain.
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Some people struggle to perform the copenhagen bridge due to the long lever challenge or even feel actual muscle strain during the exercise.
This exercise will focus on serratus anterior activation using a foam roller and resistance band.
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The ability to move efficiently in triple flexion and control the body as it moves to the side is important for injury prevention and performance.
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This exercise is intended to improve upper body strength, scapular stability and shoulder health.