Ankle Mobilization

Dr. Brooks Newton Articles

In this week’s Movement Monday, Dr Jon outlines a doorway routine for addressing ankle mobility restrictions.

A commonly overlooked limitation in one’s squat is ankle mobility.  The ability of a person to dorsiflex at the ankle allows for proper squat mechanics and technique.  When performing a squat, flexion is required at the:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle

When an ankle is limited in the amount of dorsiflexion is possesses, the body will compensate by finding additional amounts of flexion at the knee, hip, or low back.  This predisposes those areas to breakdown and dysfunction and can manifest as:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain

 

About the author

Dr. Brooks Newton
Dr. Brooks Newton

Dr. Brooks Newton is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries which has lead him to work with athletes from the ranging from the NFL, NHL, Crossfit Games, NCAA Div I, II, and III, and the Chinese Olympic Teams.

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