Whether you’re dealing with foot, knee, hip or pelvic floor issues one important structural factor is femur position. Try this self-assessment to see if you have internally rotated femurs: stand in your normal stance looking straight ahead and have someone take a photo of the back of your knees. The hamstring tendons should form little pits at the back of your knees that track straight back.
Or, do the back of your knees look more like this. Sorry my camera takes grainy photos, so I drew lines to represent where the hamstring tendons are.
What I did to correct my femur position:
- I made sure I didn’t use my quads to externally rotate my femurs. The action comes from deep lateral rotators. But first I had to work to release my stuck up knee caps.
- I do Pelvic Lists to strengthen my lateral rotators.
- Wearing Correct Toes™ give my feet a wider base, so my feet don’t collapse in taking my femurs with them. Read my review and order HERE>> Buy Correct Toes HERE>>>
- Alignment Snacks: Adductor Madness, A Balanced Approach to Hip Strength, Balance… with Lateral Hips, and Walk This Way, Stand This Way. Alignment Snacks are short recorded classes that you can download and watch anytime you wish. At $5 a class, they’re a bargain. Click on the banner below.