Posterior Tibialis Stretch
This exercise involves stretching the posterior tibialis muscle, which is located in the lower leg and helps with foot and ankle movement. It can be done by sitting with one leg crossed over the other and pulling the foot towards the body, or by standing and leaning against a wall while stretching the back leg. This stretch can help improve flexibility and prevent injuries in the lower leg and foot.
Posterior Tibialis Stretch Instructions
- Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
- Place your right foot behind your left foot.
- Bend your left knee and lean forward, keeping your right heel on the ground.
- You should feel a stretch in your right calf and the back of your right ankle.
- Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds.
- Repeat on the other side.
Posterior Tibialis Stretch Form & Visual
Posterior Tibialis Stretch Benefits
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the ankle joint
- Reduces the risk of ankle sprains and other injuries
- Relieves pain and discomfort in the lower leg and foot
- Helps to correct overpronation (rolling inward of the foot) and other gait abnormalities
- Can be done anywhere, without the need for equipment or a gym membership
Posterior Tibialis Stretch Muscles Worked
- Tibialis Posterior
Posterior Tibialis Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Seated Posterior Tibialis Stretch
- Standing Posterior Tibialis Stretch
- Wall Posterior Tibialis Stretch
- Resistance Band Posterior Tibialis Stretch
- Foam Roller Posterior Tibialis Stretch