Standing Short Foot

  • HOW: Get set up in a standing position and make sure you're barefoot when performing this exercise. To begin the exercise, lift your arch while focusing on putting pressure into the ground with the knuckle of your big toe and trying to pull that knuckle back towards your heel without excessively curling/bending your toes. Do this as you simultaneously try to rotate your legs outwards, see video for details and tips with this. Hold for the time prescribed, relax and repeat.
  • FEEL: You should feel your foot and arch muscles working with this exercise. It can be normal for your foot to cramp, especially if this is new to you. You will also feel the muscles on the outside of your thighs and hips helping to facilitate this motion.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not excessively curl/bend your toes, don't let the knuckle of your big toe lift off the ground.

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