FOOT AND ANKLE TUTORIAL
Let’s be honest, our feet and ankles are a pretty complicated bunch of joints that we tend to pay little attention to – until they hurt! In truth, we can recover from injury, or prevent future injury from taking place, with regular care and feeding of our feet and ankles. What does that look like? Functional and progressive movements that both challenge us to maintain healthy ankle and toe mobility and strength, and help us to organize our whole body movements from the ground up.
In this tutorial you will:
- Receive over 3 hours of viewing and practice materials
- Learn a movement-based approach to working with clients who have an array of foot and ankle concerns, or who simply want to get stronger and more flexible through the whole foot complex
- Acquire a progression of exercises that explore toe flexibility and strength, supination and pronation, arch support and development, balance and proprioception, and how all these lead to the most basic movement of them all: walking. These exercises can also easily be introduced into any movement class.
- Review musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how the foot and ankle integrates with the lower leg, hips, and even up to the neck
- Study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs around foot positions and movements – and how we incorrectly emphasize position over function
What to Expect in our Foot Tutorial
- Corrective and progressive exercise techniques for the toes, ankles, legs and hips
- Extensive anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and movement myths busted
- Watch immediately upon purchase!
- Tutorials are available forever
- Over 3 hours total viewing time
- 3 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“My right foot has always supinated transitioning from chaturanga to down dog, so after doing the vid I tried it a couple of times with the ball between my ankles and it’s helped loads… now I pretend the ball is there and it’s so much better. You lot come up with some genius tricks and hacks!”
-Nicki, yoga teacher
Part 1: Body Science (20:30)
- Intro (3:30)
- Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Toes (4:40)
- Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Rest of the Foot and Ankle (2:45)
- The Difference between Pronation & Supination versus Eversion & Inversion(1:25)
- Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Arches of the Foot (2:00)
- Muscles of the Foot and Ankle (1:35)
- Common Foot Pathologies (5:30)
Part 2: Toes (25:30)
- Intro (00:45)
- What’s All the TOEmotion about? (2:00)
- Abduction Junction, What’s My Big Toe FUNction? (2:45)
- Getcher Toes on the Bandwagon, Too! (2:00)
- Try to Twist your Toes Off (3:40)
- Toe-Sitting (4:00)
- Don’t Drop the Ball on This One (2:20)
- Heel Hovers (5:45)
- Myth-Busting Bunions (3:00)
Part 3a: Pronation & Supination part 1 (23:29)
- Intro, Ankle Sprains (4:00)
- Ankle CARs (4:45)
- Perimeter your Feet (3:45)
- The Loaded Carry (3:30)
- Not So Easy Block Squeezes (3:15)
- Big Toe Tree Roots (2:15)
- Standing Clams (2:15)
Part 3b: Pronation & Supination part 2 (27:49)
- Tree Huggers (2:17)
- Hinging Leans (3:00)
- Deadlifts (3:30)
- Single Leg Deadlift (4:10)
- Front/Back Side/Side Diagonals Toe Reach (3:40)
- Adding Speed (3:40)
- Dosing Impact, Little by Little (0:30)
- Heel Drumming, Heavy Heels (1:00)
- Heel Drumming, Light Heels (1:30)
- Leaving the Ground (3:30)
- Jumping Rope (1:15)
- Step Step Land (3:00)
Part 4: Plantar Fascia (14:17)
- Intro (1:45)
- Toe Spreader, Footshake (2:45)
- Ankle Mobile, Femur Still (4:30)
- Toe Hang (2:15)
- Inchworm (4:00)
Part 5: Arches, Ankles & Squatting (34:16)
- Intro (2:30)
- Doming the Arch (3:30)
- Piano-Playing Toes (2:00)
- Pole-Walking (5:30)
- Evade and Resist (4:00)
- Heel Hover (2:30)
- Banded Toe and Ankle Dance (5:30)
- Heel, Ball, Squat (1:40)
- Dorsiflexion is a Life Skill (4:00)
- Straighten your Knees All the Way (3:15P
Part 6: Balance and Proprioception (15:00)
- Intro (2:00)
- Ankle Leaning (5:00)
- Plantar Flexion and Dorsiflexion Proprioception (4:00)
- Heel Raises While You Sleep (3:00)
Part 7: Asana Considerations (18:25)
- Intro - The Feet in Standing Poses (4:00)
- Changing the Incline of the Floor to Improve Ankle Mobility (1:00)
- Working on Inversion (2:00)
- Working on Plantar Flexion (1:15)
- Working on Eversion (0:45)
- Working on Dorsiflexion (1:45)
- Same But Different: Decreasing Range of Motion (2:30
- Hug the Block, Break the Belt (5:15)
Part 8: Gait (14:00)
- Intro (2:15)
- Gait Tests (3:30)
- Gait Tips (4:00)
- Myth-Busting: Your Neck and Your Feet (3:00)
- Closing (00:40)
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2. I'm not a teacher. Is this tutorial for students, too?
Absolutely. This tutorial is for anyone. It is meant for teachers and students alike.
3. Do I need a strong background in anatomy?
Not at all. The tutorial will cover kinesiology and muscle anatomy, but it is presented in a way that is easily accessible to anyone.
4. Are the exercises presented only for private students or would they work in a group class setting?
Both. The topics and exercises are appropriate in groups and one-on-one sessions.
5. How long will I have access to this tutorial?
6. Do I need special props?
Props suggested are: yoga blocks, strap, blanket, pillow, chair, resistance band, kettlebell, dowel or similar, and squishy ball. Some or all will help with receiving the maximum benefit of the tutorial.
ABOUT MOVEMENT LOGIC
The Movement Logic tutorials aim to enhance your problem-solving skills so you can work more effectively with your students and clients who are injured or in pain.
Become Anatomically and Biomechanically Informed
- Learn musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how bodies move, adapt, maladapt, get injured, experience pain, and heal
- Familiarize yourself with common pathologies to better understand the cascade of your body's response to tissue injury, as well as how pain is commonly patterned in response to these injuries
- You'll study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs in order to paint a more accurate picture of the often complicated and counterintuitive behavior of pain
- The biopsychosocial model is a holistic perspective to pain that looks at the relationship between your biology, your mind, and society, and how those elements together influence your whole body experience of pain
Acquire Teaching Skills
- You will acquire corrective exercise techniques for helping private clients who have diagnosed injuries as well as those with unspecified pain
- You'll learn best practices for presenting these corrective exercises in a group class