Increasing Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility

One of the most common flexibility problems is limited ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. I’ve written before about how ankle stiffness contributes to overpronation and flat feet. Decreased ankle mobility is a likely contributor to a number of problems in the knees and hips. Dorsiflexion Exercises 1. Knee taps at the…

Ankle Dorsiflexion: The What, Why, and How.

Dorsiflexion. This important motion occurs at the ankle and is seen when the dorsal(top) aspect of the foot and the anterior(front) aspect of the tibia(shin) move closer together. This motion is seen with and is necessary for proper execution of many basic human movements including squatting, running, walking, jumping and…