Here's another video I've made for you... Our members asked for exercises to help them reduce stiffness around their ankles and improve their balance. So I put together a short routine and made this video!
This easy to follow video includes exercises to reduce stiffness and improve range of motion in your ankles (and knees). This routine will strengthen your calf muscles. It also works the small muscles around your ankles which are so important for balance.
These exercises will help you to feel stronger and steadier on your feet. You will notice the difference when faced with irregular paving stones around town and when walking on uneven ground (in the park or garden).
As your ankles become stronger and more mobile, you will also feel steadier on the stairs.
As you improve your balance, you will feel more confident going up and down the stairs. Having more control through your ankles will reduce your risk of falling on the stairs.
"Thank you! This video was very good and well explained." Janet, 73 (London)
You don't need any equipment for this 20-minute video, and it adds some good variety when combined with our other videos.
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