BASIC TRANSITION

TRANSITION IS THE PHASE OF GAIT WHERE THE FOOT MOVES FROM A MOBILE STRUCTURE TOWARDS A RIGID STRUCTURE. IT MOVES FROM THE POSITION OF MAXIMUM PRONATION BACK TO NEUTRAL.

Golden rule: Keep your whole foot on the ground at all times throughout this movement

You should feel it: In the outside of the hip, in the outside of the ankle and even in your obliques

Tips and tricks: Your pelvis rotates to the right over the top of your thigh bone (femur), the whole leg DOES NOT rotate outwards

VIDEO LINK: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-a5wZGRpJ99ZkRYRks4SnZrZzA

Right side

SETUP:
Feet hip width apart.

MOVEMENT:

  • Focusing on your right foot

  • Rotate the bone just in front of your ankle (Talus) to the right

  • Extend your knee as your weight drifts back towards your heel

  • ‘Pull up’ on your knee cap

  • Your right heel bone should tuck under (invert)

  • Your right arch should raise

  • Make sure that your big toe joint (1st MPJ) stays on the ground

  • Allow your pelvis and trunk to the right as you pivot on the ball of the left. You can use your left arm to reach across to the right

  • Keep your skull facing forward with your eyes of the horizon

  • Return to centre

LEFT SIDE

SETUP:
Feet hip width apart.

MOVEMENT:

  • Focusing on your left foot

  • Rotate the bone just in front of your ankle (Talus) to the left

  • Extend your knee as your weight drifts back towards your heel

  • ‘Pull up’ on your knee cap

  • Your left heel bone should tuck under (invert)

  • Your left arch should raise

  • Make sure that your big toe joint (1st MPJ) stays on the ground

  • Allow your pelvis and trunk to the left and you pivot on the ball of the right foot.  You can use your right arm to reach across to the ft

  • Keep your skull facing forward with your eyes of the horizon

  • Return to centre

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