In todays’ muscle of the day we have the deepest of all the posterior calf structures.
The muscle is called the Tibialis Posterior.
This is a big and strong muscle and plays a crucial role in stabilizing and supporting the foot and the arch.
This muscle has a ton of attachments on the bottom of the foot and plays a big role in force production and stability in the foot and ankle.
People that spend a lot of time on their feet tend to overwork this muscle a lot and develop a ton of adhesion in it.
Adhesion can lead to pain, decreased flexibility and weakness.
If you have ever been diagnosed with a collapsed arch the chances are this muscle is playing a significant role in that dysfunction.
This muscle is very deep and tough to get to for treatment as you have to work though a lot of tissue to actually get to it.
Expert treatment of the adhesion in this muscle is crucial for proper ankle biomechanics, specifically the important motion of dorsiflexion.
As we have been saying all week dorsiflexion is really important and limited range in that motion can lead to a whole slew of problems.