Resisted eccentric inversion is a great exercise for using after ankle sprains to help reduce the chance of future injuries. This helps by eccentrically strengthening the peroneal muscles so they can control excess inversion.
- A therapist or partner is required to move the ankle.
- The patient is seated with the legs out straight.
- The therapist starts to move the ankle into inversion (so the sole faces inwards).
- The patient then tries to control and slow this motion.