Ankle mobility – Injury active’s tips
What are the top 3 things we can do to improve this?
1. Joint mobilisations / mobilisations with movement.
If you are not seeing a therapist to get this done for you then you can try and do some of this accessory work by yourself. Grab a band and get that talus moving anterior to posterior!
See video below: GO TO 1 min 25 seconds
I couldn’t find a great video for this. I like to use a plyo box and have my heel hanging off of the end and pulling my body weight through so I can feel the stretch. Below is another alternative way to hit this. You will need a decline board for this method.
Soft tissue release doing it yourself or by getting a sports massage is a great way to help lengthen your tissue through the neural system. If you do have tight/short calf musculature then you will most likely hugely benefit from this! However, you will certainly need something to bite on 🙂
Work on your ankle range. Don’t forget to test/retest this either using your squat (narrow stance) or via the single leg wall test. Any questions then feel to get in touch as always!