Single Heel Raise on Step

Professional Rationale
A heel raise exercise that is helpful once the patient's weightbearing status or ability has progressed enough. It has a strong eccentric component and therefore is very useful in the rehabilitation of Achilles Tendinosis.

Client Rationale
This is an eccentric strengthening exercise for your gastrocnemius, soleus, and toe flexors. Eccentric strengthening is when the muscle is working as it lengthens. It also helps to train your balance (your proprioception).

  • Stand on one leg on a step with your heels over the edge of a step or stair.
  • Push up on one foot through your toes completing a heel raise.
  • Return slowly.
  • Do not experience any pain with this exercise.
  • Do not bounce up or down into this exercise.

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