Heel Slides

This is a knee mobility exercise to increase the range of knee flexion at the joint. It is suitable for early stage rehabilitation after injuries and surgery.

Aim:

  • This exercise improves knee range of motion.

Technique:

  • The athlete lies on their back on a hard surface.
  • The heel is slowly moved up towards the buttocks, as far as is comfortable(socks can be worn to ensure that the foot slides)
  • After a minute or so, further movement may be possible.
  • A towel or strap wrapped around the ankle can be used to help in the very early stages.