Updated: May 12, 2020
Physical Therapist Dr. Colin Miller demonstrates how you can work on ankle stability with exercises that can be preformed at home.
The 3-way heel raise is a great first exercise to improve strength and stability of the calf muscles. The gastrocnemius and soleus are muscles that take most of the force when walking and running correctly. We need to make sure they are strong and ready for repetitive strain, otherwise there will start to be compensation leading to ankle, knee, hip, and back pain!
Perform 3 sets of 15 reps in each position
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