Band Ankle Mobility
When it comes to working on increasing ones mobility and flexibility at the ankle there are many different strategies that one can adopt. This may involve a combination of static and dynamic stretching of the calf complex, myofascial release techniques to the calf muscles using foam rollers and balls etc as well as techniques focused on addressing joint mobility in the ankle. In the images below you will see a couple of examples of my favourite band ankle mobility drills that can be easily incorporated into ones warm up or cool down routine. All you will need is a long band (approximately 3-4 cm thick) that can be anchored to a fixed point.
Band Ankle Mobility Drill 1 – Anterior Pull – Working On Improving Dorsiflexion
Band Ankle Mobility Drill 2 – Band Posterior Pull – Working On Dorsiflexion
This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.
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