Posts Tagged "ankle stability"

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Shifting weight from one leg to another, whether while walking, cycling, running, or skiing, requires a fair amount of balance. To do this in a safe and sustainable way, we need ankles to be both flexible and stable. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates a great dynamic stretch that stretches the calves and hamstrings, challenges  balance and the muscles of the core, AND strengthens ankle stability. Try it out — with 10 repetitions on each side, three times a week — and let us know how it goes!

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Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

I’ve had to reckon with my ankles lately; have you? Unless you’ve sprained one before, you’re probably not thinking about them much. But strengthening and stretching the ankles is a necessary way to prevent a sprain that could trap you in a cycle of injuries. This week we’re offering a pair of two great Quick Tips for ankle care. These are great for general maintenance, or if you have recovered from an ankle sprain in your past that still haunts you. If you’ve sprained your ankle more recently, please consult with us before you try out these tips. In this Quick...

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