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First Toe Press - 2nd to 5th toe lift

Position:

Complete while Standing or Sitting.

 

With foot flat on floor - make sure your heel, pad of pinky toe, and big toe are in contact with the floor at the start of this activity. 

Action: 

Press your big toe down into the floor pulling it back toward your heel while lifting the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th toe up off of the ground. 

   - Make sure you are simultaneously lifting the arch; do not let you knee collapse inward. 

Parameters

Reps: 10-20

Hold: 5-10 seconds

Repeat 2 times a day

Increase difficulty:

 - Sitting to Standing

 - One foot at a time to both simultaneously

 - Standing with one foot in front of the other (like you're walking a tight rope)

 - Standing on one foot

Goal: 

Increase strength of muscles within foot, especially that which support arch for improved shock absorption and walking efficiency.

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