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Ankle Dorsiflexion (Strength)                               

The steps below are for your right ankle. Switch sides for your left ankle.

  1. Tie an elastic exercise band or tubing to the bottom part of a table. Tie the other end to your right foot.

  2. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight. Sit far enough away from the table so that the elastic band or tubing is pulled tight between your foot and the table leg.

  3. Slowly flex your right foot and pull your toes back toward you. Keep your right leg straight. Hold for 5 seconds.

  4. Relax your foot.

  5. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Online Medical Reviewer: Paula Goode RN BSN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2019
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