Stretch of the Week:  Plantar Fascia Stretch
by Amanda Gallow, DPT, SCS
AZOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist

Stretch Type: Static

How to Perform: Place one hand on the heel and the other at the great toe. Gently bend the ankle and at the same time you pull the great toe back. Hold for 60 seconds and repeat 3-4 times. You should feel a stretch through your arch.

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Why Perform This Stretch: This is static stretch to address mobility of your plantar fascia, the tissue along the bottom of the foot. This is a good exercise to do first thing in the mornings and after activity.