Tilman von der Linde on Foot Placement
If you run Pigeon toed or like a Penguin you are not alone. Horses that are guilty of dishing or cupping develop problems too and when horses go lame the first place to look is at the hooves. Likewise, as Supinators and Pronators suffer arch and weight distribution problems across the foot, many other running problems involving the ankles, knees and hips can be traced back to lazy foot placements.
Balance is Health
Improving your form through balance and awareness will reduce the possibility of an injury.
Balance on one foot : This will strengthen and improve muscle stability and develop an awareness that will guard against ankle roll injuries.
Stand on your feet all day? This proprioceptive weight balancing exercise will make you aware of your whole foot and disperse your weight over a larger surface rather than standing on the edges of your feet or shifting your weight from foot to foot.
Rock and Roll :
1. Rock back and forth on the outer edges of your feet followed by the inner edges.
2.Then roll in and out across the balls of the feet.
3. Rock back and forth from the toes to the heels.
Keep your feet parallel : While running or walking, work on straightening your foot placement so that your effort is turned into power instead of wasted through a lack of attention.
Tilman von der Linde, RMT.
Muscles in Motion - Vancouver