In this video, we demonstrate how to stretch your calves using a ½ roller and how to stretch your calves using a wall. Calf stretching can be recommended after a calf, foot or knee injury and can also be helpful if you are feeling tight in this region especially after activities that involve jumping, running or hopping.
If you plan to stretch your calves right before an activity, it is advisable to focus on dynamic stretches (through movement) and if you plan to stretch your calves after an activity you can focus on static stretches that can be held for some time.
If you are unsure if this exercise is right for you, or if this exercise causes pain, we recommend speaking to a qualified medical professional to ensure to make sure you are doing it correctly and safely.
If you have any questions about this stretch or any others, feel free to book a consultation with one of our highly qualified physiotherapists.
They are here to help you with your movement dysfunctions and can help develop a program that is individualized for your needs. To book your physiotherapy assessment at our downtown Toronto facility, give us a call.