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Did you know even a small muscle group like ankle flexors can impact your ability to walk with confidence? Consider the key elements of a good walking pattern:

• good posture with eyes forward not down,

• a strong ankle flexion and heel strike directly forward -not opening to the side

• easily transferring weight from one foot to the other

•forward movement - you could walk along a wide board.

To assess fall risks, researchers examine stride-length (how far apart your feet are front to back), stride-width (how far apart your feet are side to side), the amount of time spent on tw...

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