Resisted Eccentric Inversion

Resisted eccentric inversion is a great exercise for using after ankle sprains to help reduce the chance of future injuries. This helps by eccentrically strengthening the peroneal muscles so they can control excess inversion.

Teaching Points:

  • A therapist or partner is required to move the ankle.
  • The patient is seated with the legs out straight.
  • The therapist starts to move the ankle into inversion (so the sole faces inwards).
  • The patient then tries to control and slow this motion.

Muscles Worked: