Heel-To-Toe Walk

Improves balance and co-ordination. Can help strengthen legs and ankles.


  • Make this easier

    • Hold chair/do it seated.
    • Take 2-3 steps forward.
    • Leave a gap between the heel and toe.
  • Make this harder

    • Walk unsupported (or supported if you've previously done the exercise seated).
    • Walk further forwards/backwards if appropriate.


Step 1

Stand with a chair nearby for support if needed.

Step 2

Walk heel to toe along an imaginary line on the floor.

Step 3

Once you complete the 2-3 steps forwards, you can either turn around and walk back to your starting point or walk backwards, if you feel comfortable completing the movement in this way.

Step 4

Look straight ahead throughout the exercise.