Tag: Ankle Series (1-4)

Ankle Ergo 4: Stretches

One of the realities when we try to protect our back, knees or ankles is that we can’t focus on one part of the body in isolation. Our hips, back and muscles around the knee all must work together. If one group of muscles becomes weak or unbalanced, the whole system can fall apart. On

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Ankle Ergo 3: Ankle Injury Risk Factors

Our boots are an often overlooked piece of safety gear. When is the last time you made sure your boots are providing a strong foundation to work from? Take a minute and complete our better boot check-up: VERY IMPORTANT: Boots can look perfect on the outside but can have crumbled on the inside. Your soles

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Ankle Ergo 2: Ankle Injury Risk Factors

Some of the most common ankle injury risk factors and injury mechanisms include:

Slips or trips – commonly when people are unaware of the hazards around them (e.g. ice under snow, slippery substance on floor)
Falls – commonly occur when people are stepping up or down from one level to another

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Ankle Ergo 1: Ankle Building Blocks

It is worthwhile to take a closer look at the foot and ankle since more than 70% of the population will have a painful foot problem in their lifetime.
The ankle is an extremely complex joint. Each foot has 26 relatively small bones (accounting for almost 25% of the bones in our body), 150 ligaments, and many muscles, nerves and blood vessels.

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