Tibialis Posterior Heel Raises

Key notes

  • 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

Equipment options

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.


  1. Attach one end of the rubber band to a stable, heavy object.
  2. Next, have the patient place the rubber band around the ankle that is furthest away from the anchored rubber band.
  3. Have the patient stand on one leg, and push themselves onto their toes.
  4. 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.
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