Shin & Lower Leg Muscle Stretches

Heel-Drop Calf Stretch
17th February 2014

  Muscles: Plantaris, Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, Gastrocnemius & Flexor Hallucis Longus   Methods: Stand on a raised object or step. Place the toes of one foot on the edge of the step. Keeping your leg straight, let your heel drop slowly towards the ground.   Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations: Avoid bouncing when […]

Soleus Calf Muscle Stretch
16th May 2013

Muscle: Soleus – deep muscle within the group of posterior calf muscles   Muscle Action: Plantar-flexion of the ankle joint Controls ankle dorsi-flexion eccentrically   Method: Stand facing a wall and adopt a lunge position Keep the front leg relaxed and both feet flat on the ground Bend the rear knee and place your weight […]

Muscle: Gastrocnemius, Tibialis Posterior, Plantaris, Peroneus Longus & Peroneus Brevis   Muscle Action: Primarily plantar-flexion of the ankle joint & assists with knee flexion Controls both ankle dorsi-flexion and knee extension eccentrically   Method: Stand facing a wall and place one leg to the rear in a fully extended position Keep both feet facing forwards […]

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