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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. Then slowly return to the start position. Keep your right leg straight.

  4. Relax your foot.

  5. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Foot with elastic band tied around forefoot doing ankle dorsiflexion exercise.

Online Medical Reviewer: Stacey Wojcik MBA BSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2022
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