Whether my massage clients are a marathoners, bi-athletes, or ironmen/women, they are always pleasantly surprised by the positive effect which occurs after I've increased their ankle and big toe flexibility through massage and stretching. Focused work in this small area can have a big impact for your gait and ease of movement.
Take the following flexibility tests and solutions for the ankle and big toe:Ankle flexibility test
- Sit barefoot with heels flat on the floor.
- Have something vertical in front of you, like a wall or foam roller.
- Place the tips of your toes against the wall
- Without moving your feet, scoot forward until your knees touch the wall
Learn the solution and big toe flexibility test in Much Kneaded Massage's October newsletter