Tibialis Posterior Strength Exercise

Key notes

  • Type of exercise: Isotonic strength
  • Muscles used: Tibialis posterior
  • Good for: Developing strength in tibialis posterior,
  • When to use during rehab: Early stages

Equipment options

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.


  1. Loop the rubber band around the patient’s foot, making sure there is a little bit of tension against the band to start with.
  2. 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.
  3. Make sure that the patient is only moving their foot, keeping the rest of their leg as still as possible.
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