Stretching & Flexibility/ankle stretching

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Question
I fractured my tibia enough to require 2 surgeries one taking 6 hours.  At the PT office they had me put a strap on the bottom of my foot to assist pulling my ankle to me so that I can start getting movement, the strap hurt my foot is there any other options?

Answer
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

If you're looking for a different type of strap, try the Stretch Strap from Thera-Band... http://injuryfix.com/products/stretch-band.php

Or if you're looking for an alternative to using a strap, try some of the calf and Achilles stretches at the links below.

Calf stretching videos... http://injuryfix.com/archives/calf-stretch-video.php
Achilles stretching videos... http://injuryfix.com/archives/achilles-stretch-video.php

I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management, visit Injury Fix.


Brad Walker
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Injury Fix

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Expertise

I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.

Experience

I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com.

Organizations
Sports Medicine Australia

Publications
I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com.

Education/Credentials
I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

Past/Present Clients
I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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