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    Default Pigeon toed and flat feet

    Just another question,
    Teresa talks alot about duck feet, but she never seems to discuss the issues with pigeon toed people like myself.
    I have no problem avoiding duck feet as my feet turn inward instead.
    I have had knee problems all my life. I know my legs are all out of alignment even before Ttapp, but didn't have any idea how to fix that.
    I have flat feet and everything in general just rolls inward. Not severely, but enough.
    So, when doing KLT for example, are the legs supposed to be literally pulled sideways with the leg muscles ? or are they pulled sideways and forward since your in the bent knee ?
    I didn't realize this until doing PBS and while straightening one knee my knee literally follows a rotation where it is KLT then to go straight it goes inward first and then out to straighten. Just wondering if she has ever discussed how people like us in particular should pay attention to KLT and make it work for us, etc ?

    I know it can help these conditions, so just want to know if there is a video, a dvd, article, post that discusses this issue and how best to monitor it.?
    Also, if I am right in pulling my legs sideways out in klt ?

    I feel all disjointed sometimes in the KLT position, like my bones are going in and out of joint to keep a stance.

    Anyone have any thoughts to share ?

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    Not sure I have any answers, Rita, but this will bump your thread up.

    If you don't get some input, especially from a trainer, maybe call or e-mail the office. I'm sure, though, one of the trainers will see it and be commenting soon!

    HUGS!





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    thank Trisch, always wondered how to bump a thread !
    I'm thinking the subject was too boring, should have added KLT

    Thanks!
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    LOL! No, not boring!

    Just sometimes I *think* I've already read a thread or count on the "What's New" button to bring any new ones up--it usually does, but every now and then something is marked as read when I really haven't read it!





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    I am curious on this too. My feet turn in some, I am knock kneed and I have very little to no arch in my feet.





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    Thanks Trisch,
    And Kendra, yeah, I'm knock need too. *how DO you spell that ! LOL
    And my legs have over extensions so I can actually move them sideways too!

    Would love to hear some trainer's pipe-in here and give us the low down on how we can make Ttapp more effective for us ?? Anyone ! ?


    Thanks,
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    Another thought, under the MUST READ threads, I seen one there on feet.
    It is described there when feet are straight it is the outside of the foot that is straight, not the inside. If you do this on straight lines it actually brings your feet inward a bit, (more comfy for us pigeon toed ones. and the bending seems more aligned.
    So, maybe this is part of the answer,
    any trainers what to correct me ?

    Thanks, and hope this keeps the thread alive until it's answered !
    ~Rita





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    Well I too don't have any answers. I also have pretty flat feet however, and I never really gave it any thought until now. Hope someone will have some answers for you!





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    "knock-kneed" according to the internet! LOL!

    Yes, the outsides of the shoes are parallel. That feels pigeon-toed to most of us. Normal for you, eh?!

    Just standing in KLT (Knee aiming towards Little Toe) helps with the knee-knocker fat. Bend, do a slight tuck/curl, ribs up and push knees out. You don't have to do as much as for a workout (!) but you can do this standing in line at the bank or grocery, standing doing dishes or at work!

    HTH!





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    Oops! Forgot to answer a question!

    I said this on another thread, but will post here, too. Just from paying close attention while getting into position, you bend the knees, which is a "forward" motion.

    Then you initiate your "tuck" by curling the core--belly button to spine, tuck tail under.

    Ribs up--lift your ribcage out of your belly, bringing shoulders back into alignment with hips (a mirror helps here!)

    NOW--aim your knees toward your little toes, or at least the middle toes if your flexibility isn't there yet. This is more of a lateral movement, but do NOT get invasive and hurt yourself!

    The insides of your feet may lift a bit, and that's okay as long as you are not bending the ankles (I'm talking sideways, of course they'll be bent or you wouldn't have your feet on the floor! )


    HTH!





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