Single Leg Calf Raise
The single leg calf raise is a common exercise prescribed for strengthening the calf muscles. In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Four Osteopathy demonstrate a single leg calf raise off the box. Performing the calf raise off the box or step allows the individual to drop their heel below the step or box and train the calf through a greater range of motion.
Typically a practitioner may prescribe a calf raise for the rehabilitation or strengthening of the calf following a calf muscle strain or achilles tendinopathy injury. One would regress the single leg calf raise from floor level and then regressing further back from a double calf raise to single leg eccentric exercise. One may look to progress their single leg calf raise through additional load, reps, sets and reduced rest periods.
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.
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