Ankle Ligament Sprain Injuries: Reverse Lunge Wood Chops

Hold onto a ten pound dumbbell with your hands on both ends and engage your inner core stability muscles below your belly button. Then lunge backwards with your right leg performing a wood chopping motion with the upper body and arms turning only your torso. Push back up with the right foot to the start position.

Repeat this for 10 repetitions doing 3 sets for each side.

This exercise is excellent for strengthening your ankle and developing better balance and proprioception and more optimal neuromuscular activation patterns after an ankle injury.

If you have any problems doing this exercise, please contact one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby location on Hastings Street or in Vancouver on Cambie street just across the street form the King Edward Sky Train Station.