Our feet are not only connected to the earth via the soles, but they truly connect our SOULS to the earth as well. The foot is a complex arrangement of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It navigates the ground forces from below, along with the impact of all body weight from above, and translates that into a horizontal plane of motion. It's no wonder that a great foot massage elicits a big "ahhh!" Explore the basic anatomy, biomechanical movements and common foot malalignments and learn to work with them in the Pilates environment.
- List the bones of the foot and their placement.
- Describe the muscles of the foot and their action(s).
- Define, palpate and explain the importance of sub-talar neutral and which bones are involved.
- Differentiate the muscular imbalances in pronation and supination and their
ramification up the kinetic chain of the leg.
- Identify how pronation and eversion, supination and inversion are interrelated.
- Describe how to design a program for the foot/ankle imbalance(s) noted during the workshop.