Sandy Haeger of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care’s Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) has revolutionized the way members take their Saturday morning walk by creating a walking program that focuses on exercising the feet.

To ensure that walkers are concentrating on using the entire foot while walking, Sandy has members repeat, “Heel, ball toe.” Using the entire foot while walking engages muscles from the foot to all the way to the hip. To maintain good position while walking, hold onto a stationary object such as a tree or wall for balance and then lift the knee with the foot flexed, touch down, and lift again.

Walking is not the only way you can exercise your feet.Speak with Dr. Alan Discont, DPM ofFamily Foot and Ankle Careto learn more about thedifferent activities you can pursue to exercise the feet. Dr. Discont will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.


Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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