With Spring on the way and the recent restarting of outdoor activities and sports, now is the time to prepare ourselves and our bodies.
Ankles are a joint which are commonly under pressure not only because of the weightbearing load, but also the control and balance required to deal with different surfaces and change of direction at varying speeds.
Often thought of as an area stressed with sporting activities, something as simple as walking on an uneven surface or losing footing can cause a painful, debilitating sprain.
Good balance is critical for us all, particularly as we come out of lockdown and return to our previous activity levels, especially if we are restarting tennis and golf, it is even more important to prevent injury. If you would like to start working on this today please see below for the 2 video links focusing on balance.
If you have experienced an ankle injury we have put together some videos structured to take you through some paced stages of rehabilitation.
Focusing on those early few days after an ankle injury, increasing circulation, decreasing swelling and preventing more loss of function.
This video progresses rehabilitation after that acute phase, looking at continuing to increase mobility and starting to promote strength and control.
This video is all about returning to normal activities, looking at strength, balance, and proprioception.
We are here to help you with your rehabilitation, if you need a face-to-face or virtual appointment, please contact us to get booked in the see one of our expert physiotherapists.