The Foot


26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons, the foot is incredibly complex. Your feet serve as the pillar or foundation for your entire body in terms of support, balance and posture.

“Be good to your feet, and they will carry you, all through your young years and all your old ones too. Give them the attention they deserve, ‘coz new feet can’t be bought!”

How the feet function, diseases and possible injuries.

The foot is used to stabilize, absorb shock, and propel the body in a forward or backward movement. One can identify many underlying health/medical disorders just by the foot itself. There are many kinds of diseases and disorders of the feet, to name a few: Bunions, Hammertoes, Corns, Ankle arthritis, Plantar fasciitis, Gout, Neuromas, flat feet, Diabetic Neuropathy, Hallux Rigidus, Osteochondral defect of the Talus.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) can help with foot injuries, disorders, and diseases by improving flexibility, reducing muscle tension, and promoting proper alignment and function of the foot and ankle.

AIS involves stretching specific muscles and connective tissues in a targeted and controlled manner, which can help relieve pain by also reducing inflammation in the affected areas. AIS additionally improves circulation promoting faster recovery from injuries and reducing further complications.

AIS can help

AIS can help to improve overall foot function and reduce discomfort by stretching and strengthening the muscles and tissues surrounding the foot. Incorporating regular AIS into a comprehensive foot care routine can enhance the health and function of the feet and well as contribute to faster recovery.