Y Balance Exercise – Foam Pad

  • HOW: Get set up in a standing position balancing on one foot on a foam pad or unstable surface like a pillow. While maintaining balance, reach with your opposite foot in a Y-orientation - see video for demonstration and tips.
  • FEEL: This should feel like you're promoting and controlling motion at your foot/ankle that you do not step with. This will challenge your balance, Your foot, arch, calf, and hip muscles will be working with this exercise.
  • COMPENSATION: Maintain good balance. Do not let your heel or the knuckle of your big toe lift off the ground. Maintain good arch position.

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