The ankle is a complex joint that allows for movement in various planes: dorsiflexion/plantarflexion (up and down), inversion/eversion (in and out), and pronation/supination (arch down and arch up). While having adequate mobility in each direction is important, dorsiflexion, or the ability for the foot/ankle to move upward towards the ceiling, has the most functional implications.
Imagine waking up, fully rested after 8 hours of sleep. As you gently awake, you move to sit up… only to be hit with an ache in your back. The aches in your shoulders and neck quickly follow as you move, but as you go to stand up, they are eclipsed by the dull ache
Sleep is the world’s most natural performance-enhancer. Without it, we are sluggish and slowed down. But with it, athletes have a secret weapon to beat their opponent. Sleep is a frequently over-looked strategy to improve performance and assist in both prevention of injury and recovery from injury. There have been many research studies confirming these
Everyone strives for a healthy, strong, and active lifestyle. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially if you are being limited by chronic pain. Sometimes just the thought of going out and exercising with persistent discomfort can leave you feeling defeated. Fortunately, physical therapy can help relieve those aches and pains so you