Helps to improve ankle mobility, which can make it easier when putting on shoes and socks. Strengthens the muscles and ligaments associated with walking and balancing.
Start with ten heel-toe movements on each side.
Make this easier
- Reduce the range of motion.
Make this harder
- Increase the range of motion.
- Increase the number of repetitions.
Place the heel of one foot on the floor, in line with the centre of your other foot.
Then place the toe where the heel was – imagine there’s a 50 pence piece on the floor and you want to put your toe on it (and then your heel).
Repeat, focusing on the ankle motion.