Ankle Sprain: Lunge Squats
It’s important to retrain the push off dynamic strength in your core stability and lower quadrant after an ankle sprain. There are a few key points to keep in mind as Nina takes you through this exercise. First, start off with neutral posture and the core stability muscles of your lower back engaged. Then when you lunge forward you want to push off with the back leg as opposed to stepping forward with the front foot. This will allow you to work the dynamic push - off of the back leg and stabilizing aspect of the front leg to better strengthen your lower quadrant with your core stability, and to ultimately help you recover from your deficiencies so you can return to playing sports faster & doing the activities you love to do. Perform 10 reps on each side for 3 sets daily to start. If you have any pain during the exercise or are unsure about what you are doing, consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.
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