Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle)

I did a post about foot drop.  The reason this happens is because your tibialis anterior muscle weakens and your calf muscles get spastic and shorten.  So, therapists will often put you in an AFO(ankle foot orthotic).  The tibialis anterior is the muscle on the front of your lower leg and is responsible for lifting the foot.  This lifting doesn’t happen if the calf muscles are really spastic or the TA is really weak.  Keep the ankle/foot as flexible as possible and just because your calf muscles are being weird and are spastic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise them.  Do this frequently, and slowlyThen this site shows good exercises.  And this site.



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8 replies

  1. hey i love reading your blog and reading up on all the exercises you post… im currently in my final year of BPT…some of your posts have helped me a lot in understanding stuff..i even check out the exercises links. I have definitely learnt a few new ones..!! I like reading your posts. I’m so glad i found your blog. 😀

  2. OMG!! I so needed this info thank. You so much! Between you and the book I may actually get somewhere!

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