Ankle Sprain Injuries – Split Squats Ankle Strengthening
Split squats will help you develop more strength in your legs, thighs and hips in order to strengthen your ankle after a sprain.
Engage the inner core muscles below your belly button to maintain a tall & neutral upright posture.
Place your back leg into extension by pushing the back forefoot into a solid bench or a chair supported against a wall. With your arms in the ready position bend the knee to 90 degrees by bringing the butt down. Keep your thigh strong by preventing the knee from buckling inwards. Keep your knee over the heel and don’t let it go over your toes. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side.
Split squats will help you develop more strength in your legs, thighs and hips in order to strengthen your ankle after a sprain. If you have any pain during the exercise or are unsure about what you are doing, consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.