Having Difficulty Bending or Squatting? Could Be Your Ankles. ???

As physical therapists, we are the experts in movement dysfunction and musculoskeletal impairments. Many times pain or dysfunction in one area is actually at least in part due to a problem or dysfunction in another nearby area of the body. This is a great video by a DPT in San Francisco, where he discusses the importance of ankle movement in the ability to bend and squat. The exercises/treatments shown may not be appropriate for everyone (i.e. if you are older or have arthritis, a large amount of hip or knee stiffness, etc.), but the concepts are the same and exercises can be modified. Check this out if you have five minutes.

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