Isometric Ankle Exercises

Isometric or static ankle exercises.

Isometric inversion and eversion

Isometric inversion and eversion. This exercise is used to begin to strengthen the ankle invertors (tibialis posterior) and evertors (peroneals) in the early stages of treatment.

Teaching Points:

  • To strengthen the invertors, the athlete pushes the inside of the foot against a table or chair leg, trying to turn the foot inwards against resistance.
  • To strengthen the evertors, the athlete pushes the outside of the foot against a table or chair leg, trying to turn the foot outwards.
  • This exercise can also be performed with a therapist providing the resistance.

Muscles Worked:

  • Tibialis posterior
  • Peroneus brevis
  • Peroneus longus