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Sure footing: why the foot is the foundation of sports rehabilitation

The balance of the articular and muscular systems within the foot and ankle complex is crucial for optimal loading to withstand sporting demands. Tracy Ward explains the architecture, biomechanics, and clinical application to build the foundation from the foot up. The foot and ankle complex controls balance and posture and counteracts gravitational forces. The body’s natural sway posture is a flexion-based movement. Therefore, the body uses extension to counteract this. This optimal lever comes solely from the ankle joint, where isometric plantarfl

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