DIRECTIONAL SUSPENSION 

WE USE DIRECTIONAL SUSPENSION TO HELP TO BALANCE THE LEVEL OF THE PELVIS OUT

RIGHT side

SETUP: THIS IS TO DROP THE RIGHT HIP

  • left leg in front with the foot pointing to 12 o'clock

  • right leg back with the foot turned out to 3 o'clock

  • have your arms mimic your feet with the right palm turned up and pull the right shoulder back into the shoulder girdle, engaging your shoulder blade

  • bring your right heel slightly off the ground

MOVEMENT:

  • ​Begin by bending into your left knee

  • While keeping the  right knee straight, pivot on the ball of the right foot, turning the toes towards 5 o'clock

  • Use your arms to turn your trunk the the right as your spin on your right foot

  • You should feel your right hip drop and a stretch in the right inner thigh

  • Complete exercise slowly and with control to the count of 5

LEFT side

SETUP: THIS IS TO DROP THE LEFT HIP

  • right leg in front with the foot pointing to 12 o'clock

  • left leg back with the foot turned out to 9 o'clock

  • have your arms mimic your feet with the left palm turned up and pull the right shoulder back into the shoulder girdle, engaging your shoulder blade

  • bring your left heel slightly off the ground

MOVEMENT:

  • ​Begin by bending into your right knee

  • While keeping the left knee straight, pivot on the ball of the left foot, turning the toes towards 7 o'clock

  • Use your arms to turn your trunk the the left as your spin on your left foot

  • You should feel your left hip drop and a stretch in the left inner thigh

  • Complete exercise slowly and with control to the count of 5

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2019 Footpath Podiatry