Active foot control: tripod

An exercise focusing on stacking the foot well, engaging the muscles that support the arches, while still maintaining proper contact with the forefoot and rearfoot.

  • standing, focus on supporting the foot equally between the heel and both sides of the forefoot (ball of foot) specifically at the 1st and 5th metatarsal heads
  • to maintain even pressure on these points, some people may need to lift their arch to “stack” the foot properly, while others may need to drop it down
  • hold and repeat as needed
  • can be incorporated with other weight-bearing exercises as needed