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The Foot Series (International)

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The Foot Series Posters may be purchased individually or buy the whole set and get 20% off! There are two sizes available and you can mix and match if you like.

The Foot Series includes:

  • The Bones of the Foot and Ankle
  • The Intrinsic Foot Muscles
  • The Extrinsic Foot Muscles
  • The Calf Complex
  • How to Improve your Pointe Range

The Bones of the Foot and Ankle (The Foot Series)

As dancers it is imperative to learn the anatomy behind movement. In this poster we explore the following regions of the bones of the foot and ankle to help you better understand how the foot and ankle works on a mechanical level.

  • Shin Bones
  • Phalanges and Metatarsals
  • The Mid Foot
  • The Rear Foot

The Calf Complex (The Foot Series)

Understanding the anatomy of the different parts of your calf can help ensure well-rounded training and avoid overworking any one particular area. In this poster we discuss the following areas that make up the calf complex:

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • The Achilles Tendon
  • Plantaris

The Intrinsic Foot Muscles (The Foot Series)

The Intrinsic foot muscles start and end within the foot and, when working well, can create a dynamically stable foot in all positions. weak or overworked intrinsic foot muscles can be the cause of many other foot and ankle injuries.

The Extrinsic Foot Muscles (The Foot Series)

Many dancers overuse their extrinsic foot muscles due to poor calf activation or a lack of intrinsic muscle control. This can lead to ongoing issues with the tendons around the ankle. Understanding the anatomy of the dancer's foot can help prevent foot and ankle injurIes longterm. In this poster we discuss the following anatomy: 

  • The Peroneals
  • Flexor digitorum Longus (FDL)
  • Tibialis posterior
  • Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL)

 

How to improve Pointe Range safely (The Foot Series)

Forcefully stretching feet usually mobilises what is already mobile and compresses structures in the back of the ankle, rather than targeting the elements that are actually restricting your range. To really improve your pointe range, make sure to address all the components discussed in this poster in your dance conditioning program. 

This poster includes exercise ideas to:

  • To mobilise the soft tissue and small joints in your lower leg and foot
  • Help train the repatterining of the low leg muscles
  • Strengthen and control of these muscles
  • Help transition this new range back into class with specific exercises to build function and load

Description

As dance educators it is imperative to help your students understand the anatomy of the dancer’s body. With this in mind we have created a series of A3 posters designed to be displayed in your studio, to make it easy to understand and explain the anatomy behind the movement. With clear anatomical images and descriptions of covering areas of interest, along with analysis of common dance injures, they are an essential tool for training intelligent dancers.

The Foot Series includes: 

  • The Bones of the Foot and Ankle: Understanding the anatomy of the Foot and Ankle bones can help you understand why some students may be struggling with specific exercises due to a restriction in a particular area of the foot and ankle. 
  • The Intrinsic Foot Muscles:  The Intrinsic foot muscles start and end within the foot and, when working well, can create a dynamically stable foot in all positions. weak or overworked intrinsic foot muscles can be the cause of many other foot and ankle injuries.
  • The Extrinsic Foot Muscles:  Many dancers overuse their extrinsic foot muscles due to poor calf activation or a lack of intrinsic muscle control. This can lead to ongoing issues with the tendons around the ankle. Understanding the anatomy of the dancer’s foot can help prevent foot and ankle injurIes longterm.
  • The Calf Complex:  Understanding the anatomy of the different parts of your calf muscles can help ensure well rounded training and avoid overworking any one particular area.
  • How to Improve your Pointe Range:  Forcefully stretching feet usually mobilises what is already mobile, and compresses structures in the back of the ankle, rather than targeting the elements that are actually restricting your range.

 

If you are a dance teacher or health professional and would like to delve deeper into this topic CLICK HERE. 

Additional information

The Bones of the Foot and Ankle (The Foot Series)

Weight 0.023 kg

The Calf Complex (The Foot Series)

Weight 0.023 kg

The Intrinsic Foot Muscles (The Foot Series)

Weight 0.023 kg

The Extrinsic Foot Muscles (The Foot Series)

Weight 0.023 kg

How to improve Pointe Range safely (The Foot Series)

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