Yvonne De Villiers RMT

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Knee Forward

Toes Up

Foot Up

Knee Back

Foot Down

Toes Down

Toes Up Foot Up: Advanced


Purpose: 


The advanced version adds the motion of the knee to further train the muscles in the correct walking pattern


How Often: 


This homework should be done at least 3 times per week. The best time to do this re-patterning is before a walk or a run, but can be done at any time.


Directions:


Sit on the floor with your low back as close to the couch, chair, or wall as possible to allow a lengthened spine. You can also lean back on your palms to lengthen the spine.


Align your legs and feet in front of you as if you standing in your line. Work on one leg at a time, moving the non working leg off to the side. 


Raise your knee forward towards the ceiling (allowing your foot to slide toward you slightly) until your knee is an inch or two off the floor. Then continue with "Toes up", Pause, "Foot up", Pause, Then let your knee back down to the floor and finish with "Foot Down", Pause, "Toes Down", Pause

Repeat this cycle 10 times. 


Switch legs and repeat. 


Do 3 sets of 10 for each leg.