Take your skating to the next level

Acumen Performance adheres to the Sports Medicine Model of care. Strength and Conditioning coaches of Acumen integrate with Athletic Therapists and Orthopedic surgeons to provide essential and extended care for each individual. We are experts in injury diagnosis, injury rehabilitation, and all things strength and conditioning.

As a hockey player have you ever wondered about your ankles and the impact that they can have on your skating stride? 

Ankle Dorsiflexion is the backward bending of the foot/ankle, decreasing the angle between the foot and the lower leg. This is very important for your skating stride because it allows the knee to shift forward over the toes while keeping the skate blade flat on the ice. This will help you create a long powerful stride out on the ice. Who doesn’t want that?!

Half Kneeling 3 Way Ankle MOB

Start in 1/2 Kneeling upright position.  Keeping the front foot flat, drive the knee as far forward as possible. Take the knee over the small toe, midfoot, and big toe. Try this daily for 3-5 reps on each ankle to improve your mobility and skating stride.