Strengthening our Feet | Geelong Foot Clinic

 

Strengthening our Feet

Our feet play a vital role in setting a strong foundation for us. So it only makes sense that we should strengthen them to optimise our performance, especially for a barefoot sport such as MMA. With each foot containing over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments there is a lot that can go wrong. Performing these simple exercises as part of your warm-up routine is a great way to safeguard yourself from injury and maximise stability.

  1. Toe scrunching – Place a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it underneath your foot. You could replace the towel with a sock, picking it up and letting it go.
  2. Single leg balance with eyes closed – Add complexity to this by performing basic upper body stretches at the same time
  3. Double leg heel raises in slow motion – Aim for sets of 10 but each rep should take 10 seconds to complete. 5 seconds up, 5 seconds down.

Depending on your injury history or current injury profile a more personalised plan can be tailored to suit the athlete but these are a great preventative measure to make use of.

If you have any questions or enquiries get in touch with the clinic on 5222 4020 or send an email direct to danny@geelongfootclinic.com.au with any questions!