Enhancing your arches in a Healthy and Safe way!
Dancers know that a strong and flexible arch is essential for a graceful performance. However, achieving and maintaining a good arch can be challenging. In this article, we will explore some tips and techniques for proper arch strengthening to help you keep your feet healthy and happy.
Stretching regularly is key to developing a good arch. It's important to start slowly and build up gradually to avoid injury.
Stretching the calves can also help increase the range of motion in the foot.
DO: Use props such as a theraband or balls can also help release the muscles in the arch.
Dancers can benefit from strengthening the intrinsic foot muscles to help create a more defined arch.
Exercises such as toe curls, marble pick-ups, and towel scrunches are great for building strength in the small muscles of the feet.
DO: Use a resistance band or towel around the ball of the foot can help increase flexibility by pointing and flexing the foot against resistance.
Third: Apolla Socks
With a comfortable fit in the arches and soft padding in the ball and heel, they can reduce the risk of injury while enhancing the appearance and performance of your arch.
Using Apolla Socks can also help with kinesthetic awareness, alignment, and building foot strength.
DO: Wear Apolla Socks to help take care of their feet by properly warming up and cooling down, reducing inflammation that causes 85% of dancer injuries, and speeding up recovery.
More arch enhancing tips and exercises can be found here! Or to purchase Apolla Socks go to: www.apollaperformance.com