Importance of Ankle Symmetry| Ep. 19

Today I am here looking like Huckleberry Finn because that is how important ankle mobility is. There is lots of stuff we can talk about when it comes to the ankle and foot….. like there is 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscle, tendon and ligament interactions (picture I said that really fast and I’m now out of breath).  But, before we get to far lets look at symmetry.

Ankle symmetry is so important. As you saw, though exaggerated, in the simple example, a deficit in one verses the other can generate torque in the torso and hip.  Not good especially if under load.

Today’s prescription:

1. Test ankle symmetry

2. Deficient side – calve smash (2mins) and ankle mob (30reps).

3. RETEST

Know your Anatomy

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Picture above: Soleous (highlighted left, deep to gastroc), Gastrocnemius

   

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