The barefoot exercise for foot to core integration is called SHORT FOOT ACTIVATION by Dr Janda. Performing this exercise during the day and also before you put your shoes on to do your exercise (whether that be running, aerobics or lawn bowls) can be very beneficial. In fact every exercise or injury rehab program, regardless of the region of the body, would benefit from foot to core sequencing.
Since our feet are the only contact with the ground, our feet play a critical role in how quickly we can stabilise the core when standing or moving (think tennis player hitting a ball or ballet dancer doing a plie).
So the next time you go to the gym, for a run or have your weekly rehab session – are you involving some barefoot training? And if so, ask yourself – are you barefoot with a purpose? Are you integrating an intentional foot contraction during your exercise?
Our ACTIVE FOOT FORMULA teaches you how to love being barefoot, how to integrate short foot activation and how to start the conversation between your feet and your core!