Athletic Therapy, Biomechanics, Chronic Pain, Posture

A simple tool for the lower leg and the entire body 

What: lower leg stretches. 
Where: on a wedge board (stack of books against a wall works), foot up against a wall, a rolled yoga mat against a wall, really anywhere with a wall.. 
How: place foot at an angle against stable surface, first with a straight leg lean ENTIRE body forward until you feel a stretch in your lower leg. You may get a stretch into your upper leg as well (yay fascial chains)! Hold 30seconds. Now, unlock your knee and do the same.. You should feel the stretch lower down the leg and into the ankle. Hold 30seconds. Repeat both x 3 and work into your DAILY routine at work, play, and at home. 
Why: our lower legs carry us around all the time, and when we sit we shorten our connective tissue, and as a result shorten our lower leg musculature too- which will mess with how we move.. And then we end up with conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis’, poor circulation, poor balance, and are at risk for even more negative health conditions or pain! So why wouldn’t you take minute to care for these guys. 

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