Directions: Whiles sitting, cross your leg and grasp your foot with one hand. Pull your foot downward as far as you can. Angle your foot inward or outward to try and get the best stretch. Make sure you are getting to end-range. Repeat as indicated by your therapist. This exercise requires adherence to the "Stoplight System."
Green: Motion or pain is improving with each repetition.
Yellow: Amount of motion before pain occurs, pain intensity, centralization of symptoms, pain that can be "walked off," or pain that disappears with return to starting position improves with each repetition.
Red: Pain begins to peripheralize and stays peripheralized or pain that is increased with performance and cannot be "walked off." - STOP EXERCISE
Note: exercises should only be performed if instructed by a properly trained health care practitioner.