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FEET FIRST!

Believe it or not, the function of your foot can have A LOT to do with the function of your pelvic floor and muscles in and around your hips.


So, if you have a foot that lacks the ability to lengthen and load properly into the ground or lift and propel you forward…and you are constantly struggling with hip irritation, SI joint pain, pelvic floor tension, prolapse, incontinence, etc., and the strategies you’re using to either “relax” or “strengthen “ those particular areas are not working…then it might be time to look at your FEET:)


TWO SCENARIOS:

1) Overly Rigid Arch: If our foot can’t spread and widen when we put weight on it…standing…walking…then we can’t manage gravity and forces into the ground, thus we’ll feel more “SHOCK” in the rest of our body…up and into our pelvic floor…and as a result, we’ll “grip” and tense there.


All this creates a shortening effect and creates a lot of tension in the muscles on the back of our pelvis and hip…possibly leading to lower back and hip pain. This pressure also reduces space for our organs to rest comfortably in the pelvic bowl.


2) Flat Foot: If the tissues of our foot are over lengthened and can’t respond to the ground, we’ll have less “pep in our step”!


From a pelvic floor standpoint, it becomes harder to propel our organs and guts up against gravity…making our pelvic floor work harder to compensate for our feet.


All this leads to our inability to contract our glutes effectively, creating a lack of “stability” in our hips and pelvis…meaning we feel like we’re constantly “falling”.


What I have for you today can help:)


Here’s what you’re gonna need:

-Clear/Comfortable Space

-Foam Roller

-Book/Block (2in)

Check out my video below. 🔊 Sound ON!

🫁BREATHING: -SILENT NASAL INHALE -OPEN MOUTH SIGHING EXHALE: SLOW. LONG. EASY. RELAXED, SOFT.


Elevated Foot Roll:

-Place FOAM ROLLER against the wall ABOVE your HIPS/PELVIS

-LEAN into it!

-Place your INSIDE FOOT on your book/block

-Look at the FURTHEST POINT in front of you

-SILENT NASAL INHALE: SHIFT your WIEGHT to the OUTSIDE HEEL

-OPEN MOUTH SIGHING EXHALE: SHIFT your WEIGHT to the INSIDE HEEL

💥Don’t LIFT your FOOT OFF or allow your KNEE to WOBBLE!

✔️Practice 3-5 sets x 5 breaths/EACH FOOT/2x DAILY


As always…I want you to notice how you feel afterwards:)


Dedicated to your health and longevity,

Mike


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