Stretch of the Week: Rocking Ankle Mobilization
by Amanda Gallow, DPT, SCS
AZOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist
Stretch Type: Dynamic
How to Perform: Place a small towel roll under the ball of the foot. Keep your heel on the ground, and rock your knee forward over the toes. Repeat 20-25 times.
Why Perform This Stretch: This is dynamic stretch to address mobility of your ankle, specifically dorsiflexion range of motion (pulling the toe up). This can be performed prior to activity and after activity. You should feel a stretch throughout the ankle during the exercise, but never a sharp, pinching type of pain. Be cautious, this should not cause pain to the knee.