Quite often, hip mobility and thoracic spine are one of the main focus for improvements in mobility, but only a little attention is paid to ankle mobility. It is vital not to forget the importance of ankle mobility! Ankle mobility refers to the flexibility of the ankle joint and other surrounding muscles and tendons around it. When your ankle is flexible, you have a better range of motion during your activities.
If you have restricted ankles, it is essential to boost your performance by doing some ankle exercises and stretching to improve your mobility and strength. Also, strengthening your ankles will help you walk properly and prevent your knee and hip muscles from weakening. It also supports and improves your performance in sports, running, and dancing.
Ankle Strengthening Benefits
- Increases your proprioception, a technical term for your body’s ability to know where it is in space when you are moving.
- Strengthen your ankles and help you give a proper walking gait.
- If you are usually wearing high heels for long periods, these exercises can help counter the stress on your ankle joints.
Other common individuals, such as non-athletes, also need to have strong ankles. If you are an older person, exercising your ankles and making them strong can improve your balance and stability and prevent you from falling. It is a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a new ankle exercise routine, such as stretching, especially when you are recovering from an illness or injury.
Ankle Exercises at Massage Rx For Better Ankle Mobility
You may benefit from working with a physical therapist to help you regain your ankle’s motion and strengthen and to restore it to normal’s functional mobility. When in search of the most dependable therapist in Los Angeles that can help you get better ankle mobility, Massage Rx is the name you can trust!
Massage Rx is one of the go-to manual physical therapy specialists here in the Los Angeles area for years now! Our physical therapist will prescribe exercises that can help you get strong and flexible ankles and have better mobility to get you back to your daily level of activity in no time. See our video below to know more about our ankle mobility therapy services: