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    Re: Intrinsic foot muscles .The heart of balance ?

    So with regard to all of the above then for the purposes of keeping the body balanced and avoiding falls we have a stepping strategy ,a hip strategy ,an ankle strategy , and , in my opinion an increasing likely "sub ankle " strategy which involves the intrinsic foot muscles and their effects on the calcaneus (inversion/eversion ) . This sub ankle strategy ,which can function independently of the extrinsic foot muscles , is likely only effective for fine mediolateral control and may be a difficult skill to master initially .

    Strengthening atrophied intrinsics may help this system regain former levels of efficiency .

    Any thoughts ?

    Gerry
    Last edited by Gerrard Farrell; 02-05-2018 at 01:15 PM. Reason: typo

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