Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 21- Foot Cursive -The Alphabet with the Theraband

Foot Cursive – The Alphabet With The Theraband

This exercise is intended to add resistance to the previous exercise.  Your goal is still moving the ankle in all planes in a non-weight-bearing environment.  It will increase the strength in fascial connections and make the ankle safer in tricky situations.
To do this exercise you will need a theraband.  When sitting wrap the middle of the theraband around the ball of your foot and then hold the ends in one hand.  Then imagine that your toes are a giant marker and you have been assigned the task of writing the alphabet in cursive on the floor beneath you.  Try to get through the entire alphabet and then repeat on the other side.
What to watch for:
Try to make sure that you are moving the ankle equally in all directions.  This will help balance out the tissues that surround the ankle to increase its stability.

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