Standing Calf Raise

The difficulty performing the standing calf raise lies in maintaining trunk and foot position, as there’s a strong tendency to lean forward and to the wrong side as well as push with your outer foot.

This exercise targets your calves, hip and trunk muscles.

Maintain position of your trunk and pelvis during the exercise to facilitate muscle activation and joint protection.

Starting Position

Stand to one side of a secure structure (e.g., door jamb) and left one leg in the air with knee straight. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line. Lean to the same side you’re standing on and back slightly.

Execution

While maintaining body position, push up on your forefoot until the contraction of your calf stops you.

Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.

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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.

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