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Full Weight-Bearing calf physical therapy exercises

Once you have achieved your range of motion of calf muscles and can put partial weight on your calf muscles then the last step in the rehabilitation of a calf muscles is putting full weight on your calves here are some of the exercises which a physical therapist perform for putting weight on your calves muscles

Full Weight-Bearing Standing Calf Raises

Once your physical therapist declared you fit for full weight bearing standing calf raises you may want to perform these exercise performing this exercise

  • Try to stand on your injured foot while lifting the uninjured foot from the ground
  • Now raise your self standing only on the ball of you injured foot and lifting your heels from the ground
  • Try to hold this position for 15 seconds
  • Now relax yourself and put your weight back onto your uninjured foot
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Full Weight-Bearing Lateral Stepping

This exercise involves stepping from side to side  you can increase the speed of this exercise as you heal for performing this exercise

  • Place a roll towel or any small object on the ground to the side of your injured foot 
  • now step over the towel with the injured foot and remain on that foot 
  • Now bring the  uninjured foot over the object and stand on both feet.

Full Weight-Bearing Lateral Jump

 Physical therapists starts to involve Plyometrics or  jump training into your rehabilitation routine this can help you get back to your sports activity you can increase the speed of the exercise as you heal for performing this exercise follow these steps

  • Place a roll towel or short object on the ground to the sight of your injured food
  • Now jump off the towel and land on the injured foot
  • Then jump back over the towel and land on the uninjured foot
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Single Leg Stance on a Towel

When you ankle is injured most probably your proprioception and balance is disabled or affected at the and a few rehabilitation program performing balance activities is an important step to prevent future injury perform this exercise 10 times in a row in the following sequence

  • Fold a towel into a small rectangle and placed it on to the ground
  • Stand with the injured foot on the towel and injured leg off the ground
  • Hold this for 15 seconds and as your balance improves try to increase the time upto 45 seconds
  • Now return your uninjured foot to the floor you can increase the challenge for you by standing on unsteady surface like a both side up board or wooble board

Fold a towel into a small rectangle and place it on the ground.p

Stand with the injured foot on exercises.
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