| Article written on February 1st, 2016 at 6:00am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
Welcome to a new series I created, called Mobility Monday. In this weekly series (always happening on Monday, duh), I will provide a video on anything mobility related that has an impact on movement. Initially, we will start from the ground up to provide insight on how to self-assess, stretch, mobilize, and improve function at various joints and soft-tissue structures. Don’t just watch the videos and go on your way, but try the self-assessment part and see how you match up. I hope you enjoy it!
First up, let’s check out the great toe. The great toe is ridiculously important when it comes to gait and running mechanics in the lower extremity. When the great toe is limited in extension, it doesn’t allow for proper loading and propulsion through the joint. What happens as a result? We compensate. Our body is very efficient in finding the path of least resistance and that’s what it does.
Watch the video below to learn more…
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART