Thera-Band Ankle Dorsiflexion (Foot Raises) in Sitting
Older Adult. This exercise strengthens your shin muscles. It's an important exercise to prevent falls in older adults.
Begin by wrapping the middle of the band around the foot of the ankle you are exercising. Place the ends of the band under the opposite foot to stabilize the band. Grasp the ends of the band at your opposite knee. Lift your foot upward against the band. Hold and slowly return.
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Consult your healthcare provider before beginning this exercise program. If you experience any pain or difficulty with any exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider. The Hygenic Corporation is not liable for any injuries incurred while using exercises or programs accessed via this website. User must wear suitable eye protection such as safety goggles to protect against possibility of eye injury as a result of the band or tube snapping towards the face if grip is lost or if the band or tube breaks.