Why is My Foot Doing That?
Stand tall and lean forward from the pelvis from both sides. You would be surprised at how different each side can be. Then "cycle" the knees. I use the cue "push the knee back" as it contacts the ground. Don't worry, your knee will never fully straighten. Using the "push the knee back" cue will force the femur to extend straight back. Having the appropriate posture will allow your body to be in proper alignment to use the gluteal muscles. If you were to stand up without a forward lean, you will most likely feel your quadriceps when you "push the knees back" cue.
The above pictures shows a change in angle after cycling the knees using the "push the knees back" cue. The angle of the right foot during swing went from 17 degrees to 10 degrees ( and left leg 8 degrees). The angle of the foot during initial contact with the ground went from 20 degrees to 8 degrees (left leg 12 degrees). There is a 2 degree range
in the different positions that I measured.
|Here's baby JuJu ( 5 weeks 6 days) and I post videoing|