The Muscles

Muscles supporting the arches of your feet


The muscles illustrated here are important supporters of your feet. They help to hold up the arches of your feet through their tendons preventing the onset of flat foot and other discomforts. All of these muscles are active when executing the Basic Balance Movements Series and when executing movements requiring that you lift your heels from the floor such as the Smooth Change movement. Their names are as follows:
1) Peroneus longus flexes the foot, strengthens and stabilizes the ankle joint on the outside. 2) Flexor digitorum longus flexes the toes and foot, strengthens and stabilizes the ankle joint on the inside. 3) Peroneus brevis points and everts the foot.