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Jon W Sports Injury

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Why is the foot so important?

In the current wave of exercise trackers, we are commonly reminded that we should be taken 10,000 steps a day. By anyone’s standards, 10,000 repetitions of an exercise is a lot! I wouldn’t want to do 10,000 press ups. It is no surprise then that the functionality of our feet is crucial to our wellbeing. The foot can be broadly described as having three main functions through gait (a normal walking cycle).

  • Weight/shock absorption
  • Balance/postural alignment
  • Propulsion/Ambulation

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Foam Roller

The foam roller... the greatest bit of sports equipment ever? Or a gift from the devil?   As with any 'hot topic', there is research and opinion that is both supportive and contrary.

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