Powerband Ankle Mobility Drill

The video below shows osteopath Heath Williams using the powerband to assist with mobilising the ankle joint through dorsiflexion.  The band is placed along the tibia/fibula just above the talocrural joint and provides a gentle posterior translation force. Osteopath Heath Williams then gentle drives the knee forward whilst keeping the foot flat on the ground to mobilise the ankle into dorsiflexion.  This is a great exercise for those who might be a little tight through the ankle joint.

Note: If this causes pain or extreme discomfort, please stop and consult with your osteopath.

This concept was borrowed from Kelly Starrett of Mobility Wod.  The band used in this video is a 41 inch band sourced from Ironedge in Melbourne.  This is a great drill to perform as part of your prehab or rehab program to improve ankle dorsiflexion and reduce your risk of injury.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.


Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.