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Strengthen your ankles, knees, glutes and quads.
This exercise is intended to train the performer to assume a correct body posture when landing following a brief flight phase. When the ligaments that support the ankle become compromised by injury, the Bauerfeind MalleoTrain Ankle Brace can enhance stability to reduce pain and improve function.
Begin standing on feet spread hip to shoulder-width apart.
With hips and knees slightly bent, jump up off of both feet while turning your whole body 90 degrees to the side.
Upon landing ensure that your knees remain behind your toes, that they are directly above your ankles, that your buttocks is back, your head is up and your shoulder blades are drawn together.
Pause briefly in the described position before again jumping and turning.
Perform jumping movements to both the right and left.
Relax and repeat as your ability allows.
Primary muscles: Glutes and Quads
Secondary muscles: Knees and Ankles
This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.