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:
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