The motor cortex gains valuable stimulation through a biofeedback loop involving the foot and ankle. Through this loop our motor cortex knows what type of surface we are walking on, and what muscles need to be activated or deactivated in accordance to our environment. In addition to supporting movement with power, speed and efficiency, this circuit is a major source of fuel for the brain. Concern for this anatomy during the rehabilitation process helps to support and in some cases completely ameliorate a patients’ symptomology.

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