The toes assist in ambulation and movement such as walking, running, jumping, etc. Toes also function to improve balance, support bodyweight and propel you forward. A great way to reduce fall-risk potential and improve mobility is to ensure the toes are agile and flexible. Hands-on mobilisation of the toes improves the overall health of your toes.
Don’t forget to give all your toes a good inspection during this exercise. Look for any damage to the toenails and check for cuts, blisters or rough skin. Visit your local podiatrist for evaluation and self-care instructions as needed.
This resistance band exercise specifically targets the hamstring muscle group which is responsible for hip extension and knee flexion or bending. Strengthening of the hamstring group improves function of the low back, hips and legs.
This advanced exercise builds on the seated Towel Toe Crunch exercise. Toe crunches strengthen the deep muscles of the foot arch known as the interossei and lumbrical muscles. These work to strengthen the feet, improve circulation and promote foot health. People with balance problems should not attempt this exercise and continue only with the seated version.
Toe towel crunches strengthen the deep muscles of the foot arch known as the interossei and lumbrical muscles. Toe crunches work to strengthen the feet, improve circulation and promote foot health.