Treat Yourself: Lower Leg Part One
Treat Yourself! Self-Massage Practices with Drew • 17m
Let’s address the lower leg, in particular the tibialis anterior or front of your shin bone. While this muscle drives ankle dorsiflexion, extra tension here can actually lead to limited range of motion in the ankles as well. Before doing this practice, squat and test your dorsiflexion angle first. At the end of our session, repeat the squat and notice what’s changed in your ankles - in terms of both range of motion, and how they feel.
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