recovery

Ankle Sprains!

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The ATFL or anterior talofibular ligament is the most common ligament in the ankle that people tear/sprain/injure. 

It attaches the talus and the distal head of the fibula. 

The ATFL is typically torn or sprained when the ankle moves into inversion and plantar flexion (toes pointing in and down) at an extremely high velocity. 

Unfortunately, ligaments don't return back to their original shape.  Once they are sprained, or stretched, your ankle remains less stable and you are more likely to re-injure yourself. A physical therapist can give you targeted exercises to rebuild the muscles around your ankle and help improve your motor control and balance to decrease your risk of re-injury. 

Workout 40

 
workout 40

Take some time to give your muscles the rest they need.

Happy Sunday.  You deserve it!

Get your BBQ on, on this beautiful Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget what it’s all about (not just a 3 day weekend).

Message me for modifications if you have an injury.

Workouts posted every day at 4am PST at victoryperformancept.com.

 

Workout 26

 
Workout 26

Take the time to work on stretching out and opening your hips.  Grab a softball to get into your psoas, and roll the hell out of your quads, IT Band, TFL, and glutes.  Spend some time doing a kneeling a hip flexor stretch and also the pigeon stretch.  

Message me for modifications if you have an injury.

Workouts posted every day at 4am PST at victoryperformancept.com.

Workout 23

 
workout 23

Get your foam rolling, etc. in first, and then follow it up with stretching the areas that you foam rolled.  Let’s spend some extra time on your calves, focusing on ankle mobility and increased dorsiflexion.

Message me for modifications if you have an injury.

Workouts posted every day at 4am PST at victoryperformancept.com