- Ankle flexibility
The instep/calf stretches the Tibialis anterior muscle and tendon sheath. The Tibialis anterior is easily overworked by running and playing sports. The instep/calf stretch relaxes the anterior calf muscles and helps prevent overuse injuries.
- Facing a wall, put the ball of one foot up against the wall
- Bend the knee and lean toward the wall, keeping the heel of the front foot down
- Repeat with the opposite side.
- Tilting the knee to one side
- Lifting the heel