Lower Leg & Ankle Exercises
Lower leg and ankle rehabilitation exercises for ankle, shin and calf injuries. Once pain allows isometric or static exercises can begin followed by dynamic strengthening exercises. It is important to include balance or proprioception exercises as well as more functional or sports specific exercises.
Dynamic lower leg and ankle exercises involve movement of the joints. They can usually begin as soon as pain allows, often following initial static or isometric exercises.
Isometric or static ankle exercises.
Functional or plyometric type exercises for later in the rehabilitation process.
Proprioception or balance type exercises for lower leg rehabilitation. Proprioception is about our spatial awareness and sense of where parts of our body are. After injury this is damaged making us more susceptible to re-injury, especially with ankle sprains.