Proper movement mechanics and strengthening is critical to avoiding injury, gradual recovery in rehabilitation sessions and improving overall sport performance. Allison Gaudet, explains how to progress through box-guided squats to achieve optimal results.
4 Key Exercises for Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation
So, you sprained your ankle – the frustrating injury that occurs when you awkwardly step or twist your ankle. Whether you sprained it while casually walking down the street or during rigorous sport, it becomes a major hindrance to your daily activities.
Blake Scott, registered physiotherapist at our Kitchener-South clinic, demonstrates a progression series that your physiotherapist may take you through to strengthen your ankle after a sprain to help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Blake Scott, MPhty, BA (Kin, Hons)
Blake joined GRSM in July 2018. Blake graduated with his B.A. Hons – Major: Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. Blake’s graduating class at University of Sydney ranked 1st in the 2017 QS World University rankings for sports-related subjects including Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. Blake has worked in hospital & multi-disciplinary clinics and has also been the team Physiotherapist for the University of Sydney Women’s Australian Rules Football Team. Blake has always been an avid sportsman growing up playing hockey, soccer, baseball, and volleyball. His dedication for sport has developed into a passion for treating sport-related injuries and promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Blake’s treatment style focuses on the implementation of exercise and manual techniques to relieve pain and improve function.He also believes that a comprehensive injury education is important in enabling his clients to take control of their injury and optimize their outcomes. In his free time Blake enjoys staying active playing recreational baseball and hockey as well as taking his dog Louie for hikes.
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