DO YOU HAVE STIFF ANKLES?

DO YOU HAVE STIFF ANKLES?

Your feet and ankles are amazing spring-like mechanisms that offer tremendous amounts of elastic recoil when they are fully functioning.  On the flip side, when you’re missing range of motion at your ankle joints you have no choice but to compensate during a variety of movements—like running, stair climbing, squatting, and lunging—by turning your feet outward like a duck.

In today’s video, Physical Therapist Mike DeMille shows two ways to assess ankle flexibility—one to identify muscular tightness, one for restrictions at the joint—and offers a few corrective strategies that you can use right away.

DO YOU HAVE STIFF ANKLES?

Your feet and ankles are amazing spring-like mechanisms that offer tremendous amounts of elastic recoil when they are fully functioning.  On the flip side, when you’re missing range of motion at your ankle joints you have no choice but to compensate during a variety of movements—like running, stair climbing, squatting, and lunging—by turning your feet outward like a duck.

In today’s video, Physical Therapist Mike DeMille shows two ways to assess ankle flexibility—one to identify muscular tightness, one for restrictions at the joint—and offers a few corrective strategies that you can use right away.

2017-09-26T17:58:15+00:00

About the Author:

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Mike is a Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Pure Performance Training. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Springfield College where he also pitched for the varsity baseball team.