What can I do to prevent ankle sprains? Ankle sprain prevention advice and exercise

So it’s true what they say, prevention is better than cure. So what can you do to minimise the risk of an ankle sprain or a re-sprain? This video goes into detail on how to prevent sprains of your ankle. It has lots of advice and exercises to work on the minimise the risk of spraining or twisting your ankle. We have more exercises available on our exercise page that might help your ankle even more. If you need further help with your ankle injury then we have Physiotherapy clinics in Stoke-on-Trent and even offer Online Physiotherapy consultations.


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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).