What is resisted ankle dorsiflexion?

Resisted ankle dorsiflexion

  1. Tie the ends of an exercise band together to form a loop. Attach one end of the loop to a secure object, or shut a door on it to hold it in place. (Or you can have someone hold one end of the loop to provide resistance.)
  2. Sit on the floor or in a chair, and loop the other end of the band over the top of your affected foot.
  3. Keeping your knee and leg straight, slowly flex your foot back toward you so you are pulling back on the exercise band. Then slowly return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  5. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other foot.

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