Tibialis Posterior Strength Exercise
- Type of exercise: Isotonic strength
- Muscles used: Tibialis posterior
- Good for: Developing strength in tibialis posterior,
- When to use during rehab: Early stages
For this exercise, you will need either a bench or chair for the patient to sit on, as well as a rubber band. If the patient doesn’t have access to this, they can use a weight, although the band is preferable. They’ll also need something to anchor the band to, which can be anything so long as it is stable and won’t move.
- Loop the rubber band around the patient’s foot, making sure there is a little bit of tension against the band to start with.
- Then have them pull against the band in a sweeping, sideways motion. Make sure it is a slow controlled movement and that the patient is using as big a range of motion as possible.
- Make sure that the patient is only moving their foot, keeping the rest of their leg as still as possible.