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Learn Towel Curl - a Foot Strengthening Exercise


Updated August 16, 2012

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foot exercise

Begin with the foot flat on the towel

(c)2010, Marguerite Ogle

The towel curl is an excellent foot strengthening exercise. If you do it well you will be stretching and flexing your foot in a way that will help balance your foot action, support the arches of your feet, and increase overall foot strength.

You will need a small towel or an exercise band.

To Begin:

  1. Smooth the towel or band out and place one foot on it, flat. You are going to be moving the towel toward yourself so have extra fabric in front of your foot.

  2. Sit with your heels under your knees.

  3. Make sure you legs and feet are parallel to each other with the toes pointing forward.

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