These are best carried out on a step or ledge rather than the floor so the muscles can be worked through their full range.
1. Stand on a step, feet facing forward and the back half of the feet hanging off the edge.
2. Keeping the knees straight and slightly softened, slowly rise up onto the toes making sure the feet/ankles don’t roll in or out.
3. Pause for a second before lowering back down so the heels drop below the level of the step.
Tip: Hold onto something for support if you find it hard to balance. Progress this exercise by adding weight, or trying the same movement but one leg at a time to perfect any side to side imbalances.
Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.
If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.