An extremely powerful way to mobilise the muscles of both the front and back of the lower leg. This will create improved range of motion for the ankle & knee, improved foot function, increased length and facilitation of all of the muscles of the lower leg. All aspects of the foot and leg are addressed in this series. An excellent warm up prior to any exercise or sporting activity and as a maintenance routine to keep feet, knees and ankles moving well whilst reducing tightness and restriction of all associated muscles.
Enjoy a delicious treat for your feet with your using essential oil lotion. Follow along to do our foot gymnastics and optional foot boot camp. Treat your feet and feel the benefits from the ground up!
Use this drill to gently and effectively relax the quads, mobilise the ankle & hip joint and release tension from the entire hip musculature. Gentle enough to do every day for daily release and unraveling of the hours spent seated at work. It is also effective enough to use as part of both preparation and recovery before and after your favourite sport or workout. For young athletes, this release will provide release of tension without forcing range of motion not always appropriate in growing bodies.
Our feet are so important but often neglected - from the ground up our alignment and proprioception depend on them. Your feet also share connections with our most vulnerable lower lumbar vertebrae so don't be surprised if this release helps with back pain too. A super simple release you can do anywhere anytime just with your own hands. Take the time to stand on a firm surface before your start - close your eyes and observe where your weight falls, how your knees and hips feel. Do one foot, stand and feel the difference between the two - let your nervous system feel the difference before you repeat on the other foot.
Using a small soft ball to hydrate and mobilise the connective tissue of the feet. Feel immediate release of tension and re-connection to the feet. As there are nerves in the feet that have a connection to the vulnerable lower vertebrae of the back, you may also find this a back and hip release. Including a very specific stretch of the smaller muscles of the calf this sequence is designed to improve ankle mobility and overall function.
A gentle release of what can be a very uncomfortable area. Calves are notoriously tight and have a significant effect on how efficiently we are able to move. A very important release to ensure optimal function and alignment. This release focuses on the stuck stress in the calves with options to progress for those who feel that it is appropriate and tolerable to do so. This is a great release to do daily as a standalone sequence or use it prior to stretching to optimise the effectiveness of work you may already be doing.
Release and hydrate calves quickly and effectively using the Franklin Balls. This release is done kneeling so not suitable if that is not possible. This area is notoriously tight and can have a negative effect on movement patterns, recruitment of other muscle groups such as glutes and of course contribute to foot and joint pain. This release is effective on it's own and also as preparation for other stretches or movements you may be doing to maintain healthy calves.
This release will hydrate the tissues of the feet and help to improve mobility. Your feet are hanging off your hips so the impact of this release will potentially be felt all the through to hips and low back. Take the time to compare one foot to the other - amazing!! Although a little more effective standing, this release can be done seated so can easily be done under the desk throughout the day.
Use the Franklin Balls to hydrate and mobilise the hamstrings and connective tissues. Quick and easy this release will instantly restore length and relaxation. Take a moment to sit on the floor before and observe the way your pelvis sits on the ground - can you feel your sit bones? Do you feel uncomfortable? Complete the release and compare again. Use this release in isolation or to relieve tension before and after training or a long day at the desk.