HOME ANKLE REHAB: Eccentric Calf Raises For Foot And Ankle

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We prescribe the eccentric calf raise for our patients as part of our foot and ankle chiropractic rehab protocols. The term “eccentric” refers to the “down” part of any movement, and prolonging this portion of the movement accomplishes 3 important rehab objectives:

1) Builds calf strength
2) Builds ankle control and support
3) Increases tendon strength of the Achilles

We typically prescribe 2 sets to a moderate “burn” on each leg, with a full recovery between sets, 2x/week for our patients.

Big thanks to Superstar Patient Nick for being our guest demonstrator on this drill – great job, Nick!

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