Flat feet— feet without much arch support—affect the skeleton’s ability to bear and transfer weight successfully. An arch is a load bearing structure that holds something up over an open space. The arches of the feet are spring arches, which are meant to rise and fall with each step, held together by an interlocking array of ligaments and muscles.
This spring in our step is essential to cultivating good movement patterns that involve the whole body working together as a cohesive unit.
We are all born with flat feet. When we begin to crawl, stand, and walk, the feet begin to work in a new and different way building muscle tone through the foot and lower leg. The arches of the feet will be formed in childhood based upon the demand of the of the lower leg muscles. In adults with flat feet, the muscles of the lower leg fail to develop the necessary tone to lift the bones of the arches into a normal weight-bearing position.
The arches of the feet are categorized as flat, normal, and high. The human foot is one of the wonders of nature. There are a great many shock absorbers in the body, but it all ends in the foot, and the quality of the arches of the feet determines how well we transfer weight through the whole body.
Most people with flat feet think there is little option when it comes to changing them, but flat feet don’t need to stay flat. You can build arches in your feet.
There are many grades of flat feet, ranging from a slightly collapsed inner foot to something resembling a puddle spilling onto the floor. The flatter the foot, the more work involved in bringing tone to the muscles that will hoist up the arches but anything is possible.
Poor walking patterns don’t employ the arches and their magnificent spring because the relationship of the foot, ankle, and shin upon the strike of the foot don’t allow the foot to work correctly.
CoreWalking helps you change that quickly and easily.