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Considerations for Improving Triceps Surae Flexibility

Russ, Brian S. PT, DPT; Olivencia, Ovidio PT, DPT

Section Editor(s): Reuter, Ben PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Strength and Conditioning Journal: June 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 70–73
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000144
Column: Flexibility and Rehab Tips
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ABSTRACT TRICEPS SURAE FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES ARE ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED AS A COMPONENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY FITNESS AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS. FLEXIBILITY DEFICITS, ADDRESSED WITHOUT CONSIDERATION OF HINDFOOT POSITION, MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH AND PERPETUATE FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS AN EVIDENCE-BASED MODIFICATION TO A TRADITIONAL TRICEPS SURAE STRETCHING EXERCISE.

Department of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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The Flexibility and Rehab Tips Column provides practical information on the role of rehabilitation and flexibility on both performance and the modification of injury risk.

COLUMN EDITOR: Ben Reuter, PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Brian S. Russis an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

Ovidio Olivenciais an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

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