Tibialis Posterior Heel Raises
- Type of exercise: Strength and co-ordination
- Muscles used: Gastrocnemius, Soleus and Tibialis Posterior.
- Good for: Developing strength and coordination
- When to use during rehab: Middle
This exercise requires the use of a rubber band and a heavy, stable object to which it can be attached. In this example, a weights tree is used, although this can be substituted for any heavy object when the patient is repeating this exercise at home.
- Attach one end of the rubber band to a stable, heavy object.
- Next, have the patient place the rubber band around the ankle that is furthest away from the anchored rubber band.
- Have the patient stand on one leg, and push themselves onto their toes.
- Continue repeating this movement, is a slow controlled manner. It should take around 2-3 seconds to go up onto the toes and another 2-3 seconds to come back down.