Introduction to Pilates for People with Scoliosis

Focus Exercise Video: Foot Intrinsics

This video is one of the focus exercises for the week.  Try to repeat it 2-3 times before our next class together.

I love foot intrinsics! Our feet can help support our body and spine. Modern living doesn’t always allow us to fully articulate our feet, which may result in weakness or collapse. Foot intrinsics help us understand where we bear weight through our feet (inside edge, outside edge, balls, or toes), which may affect our joints up the chain (knees, hips, and spine). Oftentimes, foot intrinsics reveal important information about the pelvic shift so common with scoliosis and can assist in addressing this shift.

If you need to use your hands to assist your toes, please do so mindfully so as not to comprise your back. Try to hinge from the hips. ⭐ Pro tip: hold a foam block length wise and use it to help press your toes into the ground!

Inspiring health and happiness!

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