Mike did a great job of giving a complete overview of how to improve ankle mobility with this article. First, he discusses a few structured ways to determine restriction in ankle mobility. For example, the half-kneeling DF test. While ROM measurements can give us an idea to ankle restrictions, tests like the half-kneeling DF test are much more functional measurements of how the restriction effects the patients mobility.
Next, Mike talks about different ways to gain DF once assessed. Foam rollers, massage sticks, and stretches are discussed and shown via video. Additionally, he speaks to the importance of not forgetting about the plantar fascia when targeting ankle mobility.
Finally, Mike provides a plethora of ankle mobility drills, from simple to advanced. Each mobility drill has a video for ease of understanding. Great article to add some tools to your arsenal when treating a patient or athlete with a significant ankle restriction.