By: Margie Lamir-Heger, PT Director
You don’t have to be a runner to need to pay attention to those feet. Regular ankle & foot strengthening and stretching exercises can ward off painful conditions like ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis.
Here are a few:
- Heel walk for 30 seconds
- Toe walk for 30 seconds
- Calf raises off the edge of a step
- Scrunch a towel beneath your bare feet 10 times
- Stand on one foot & balance for 20 seconds, twice
- Try standing on one foot & bend over to touch the floor in front of your toes, ten times
Most of these exercises are easy to perform while you are resting between sets of your regular weight training!