Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General walking with feet straight good advice for everyone?

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    • #71825

      if one has excessive femoral retroversion, the hip would be impinged when forced to internally rotate so that the foot points straight….not sure if I should advise all my clients to walk with straight feet before learning about their genetic bony structures of the hip?

    • #77039
      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      Acceptable range on foot position is 7-11 degree turn out.
      Why assume someone has excessive femoral retroversion?

    • #77041
      AvatarTom Matchinsky

      As a general statement they should try to walk with their feet fairly straight ahead. The most important part is they need to understand how to keep a strong arched and flexible foot. When people turn their feet way out whether it be fore some anatomical issue or not they tend to destroy their feet because they are not working in a favorable position. If someone focuses on it over time there is no reason to think their body won’t adapt. Time is the biggest factor. 

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    • #77054

      Kaitlin- because when doing the test for external vs internal rotation, this client has almost 90 degrees of external rotation and only around 15 degrees of internal rotation. 

    • #77067
      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      Is the person maximizing their available range?
      The goal remains 100% of their available range.
      Working within their available range if excessive femoral retroversion is a confirmed diagnosis.

      Is the person able to maintain an arched foot with their current foot position?
      Have you asked the person to walk with their feet more straight?

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