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The calf muscles are made up of two muscles they are integrated into the achilles tendon. They are essential to allow us to get from A to B. They are involved in ankle, knee and foot mobility. The main body of the calf influences the knee and the ankle joint. Maintaining sufficient length in this muscle is important for the whole lower limb mobility and alignment

Instructions

  • Stand with one foot in front of the other hip distance apart
  • Both feet facing forward.
  • Keeping your back knee straight and your back heel on the ground
  • Bend the front knee
  • You should feel a stretch in the long muscle between your ankle and your knee at the back
  • Press your hip gently forward on the back leg
  • Hold the stretch for 20-30 secs
  • Repeat on both sides

Precautions

  • The sensation should be a strong stretch, not pain.
  • If you experience pain, stop the exercise or reduce the lean forward in the movement.
  • If you continue to experience pain, speak to your physiotherapist