Isometric Inversion & Eversion

Isometric inversion and eversion. This exercise is used to begin to strengthen the ankle invertors (tibialis posterior) and evertors (peroneals) in the early stages of treatment.

Teaching Points:

  • To strengthen the invertors, the athlete pushes the inside of the foot against a table or chair leg, trying to turn the foot inwards against resistance.
  • To strengthen the evertors, the athlete pushes the outside of the foot against a table or chair leg, trying to turn the foot outwards.
  • This exercise can also be performed with a therapist providing the resistance.

Muscles Worked: