Active ankle mobility

Active ankle mobility exercises focus on controlled movements to maintain joint flexibility without stressing damaged ligaments.


Teaching point:

The advantage of this exercise is that the damaged ligaments will not be stressed by sideways movement, the calf and shin muscles maintain strength and the pumping motion helps to decrease swelling.

  • Pull the foot up as far as it will go (dorsiflexion)
  • Hold for a couple of seconds, and then point it away from you (plantarflexion) and hold again
  • The aim is to maintain joint mobility
  • Perform 20 repetitions to keep the ankle joint mobile
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