Feet & Ankle Exercises

Keep the muscles in your feet and around your ankles fit and flexible with these simple and effective moves.

Before attempting these exercises, please see below for tips on how to safely stretch.

Toe Taps

Improve your balance and coordination with toe tap exercises.
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Heel & Toe Taps

Maintain leg range of motion with these heel and toe tap exercises. This exercise includes progressions to work up to as your range of motion slowly increases. If you’re just starting out, begin with level 1 (the easiest) and slowly progress to level 3 (the hardest).
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Calf Stretch

Learn how to use the straight and bent leg techniques to safely stretch your lower leg muscles before and after you work out with this calf stretch.
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Calf Raise

Strengthen calf muscles to ease walking and climbing stairs with this calf raise exercise.
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Knee Exercises

For better knee stability and mobility, strengthen the muscles around your knee joints.
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YES Fitness Videos

Your Exercise Solution (YES) is your resource for fitness videos to help you create a physical activity routine — based on your specific needs and ability level — with modifications developed and approved by physical therapists.
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Take the First Step to Get Moving

Before you customize a physical activity routine that’s just right for you, download the e-book: A Guide to Happy Feet. Learn ways to protect your feet, what to look for in shoe choices and more. It’s the first step to getting and staying active.


Tips to Safe and Successful Stretching: 

  • Stretch just until you feel gentle pulling in your muscles, then hold the stretch in that position.
  • The stretch shouldn’t be painful.
  • Stretch gently and smoothly. Do not bounce. 
  • Breathe naturally as you hold the stretches. Don’t hold your breath. 
  • Repeat the stretches as needed, slowly increasing the depth of the stretch over time.