Increasing Your Poor Ankle Range of Motion With a Motus Edge Resistance Band
Motus Edge understands that the body works as a linkage system. Just like a bike chain on a bicycle, with many interdependent links, the body also has many movement parts, called joints. All these joints need to work interdependent from each other and have different needs. Some require mobility, while others require stability during motion or movement. With this approach of moving parts, we introduce to you concepts of treatments personalized for each joint, to help them work effectively.
This blog post discusses poor ankle joint motion. Whether you have a previous injury to your ankle joint, or lack range of motion in general, this joint is commonly restricted during exercise. While the ankle feels like it moves well when walking, a true assessment of the ankle joint may show that its actually stuck and lacks needed range of motion for squatting and lunging. If this were the case, using Motus Edge Resistance Bands to help with mobility in the ankle would be appropriate. Following these steps and watching our video will give you what’s needed to help with more ankle range!
How to improve ankle range of motion:
- With a medium size resistant band secured to a poll, step into the band with the ankle you want to mobilize.
- Use both your hands to stretch the band out to a desired tension and place the band at ankle joint level.
- Now, kneel down in a lunge position and stabilize your balance.
- With the band pulling your ankle backward towards the poll, drive your knee over your toes and ankle to increase ankle mobility.
- Keep you balance, and perform this motion, for 1 minute
- Repeat as many times as necessary
- Re-check you range of motion, it should feel great!
This exercise doesn't require a lot of time or preparation so you should try to do it as often as possible. Within two weeks of exercises your ankle will feel a lot more flexible. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. We also recommend subscribing to our blog or YouTube channel for more fitness and stretching tutorials.