Freeing the foot: integrating the foot core system into rehabilitation for lower extremity injuries.

Abstract

The intrinsic muscles of the foot play a critical role in the regulation of absorption and propulsion during dynamic activities. Dysfunction of these may lead to an increased demand on the remaining components within the foot core system to maintain dynamic foot control, leading to a more rapid breakdown of these contributors and those proximal to the foot. Training the intrinsic foot muscles through a systematic progression of isolation via the short foot exercise offers the opportunity to reincorporate their contribution into the foot core system. This article discusses the function of the intrinsic foot muscles, their contributions to dynamic foot control, and a progressive training paradigm.

DOI: 10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.002

Cite this paper

@article{Mckeon2015FreeingTF, title={Freeing the foot: integrating the foot core system into rehabilitation for lower extremity injuries.}, author={Patrick O Mckeon and François Fourchet}, journal={Clinics in sports medicine}, year={2015}, volume={34 2}, pages={347-61} }