foot + ankle blog

Here at Defy Sports Performance & Physiotherapy, we want to be up to date on anything that can empower our clients to perform at their highest level. There seems to be new products and influencers constantly circulating social media with bold statements about the best exercise or recovery tool. They

Do you still use ice after an injury? STOP.  Do you still follow R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)? STOP. Now that we have your attention, let us explain why ice should not be used every time you have an injury. After an injury, the body has a process it goes

Here at Defy Sports Performance and Physiotherapy, we want to be up to date on anything that can help empower our clients to perform at their highest level. There seems to be new products and influencers constantly circulating social media with bold claims discussing the best exercise or recovery tool.

What is the biggest predictor of an ankle sprain? A previous ankle sprain! This is why it’s so important to take care of that first ankle sprain properly. What really happens when you sprain your ankle? Usually people will report they “rolled over their ankle”. In these cases, the injury

Ankle mobility generally refers to the range of motion, or lack thereof, of the ankle joint. It is usually tested actively (the body performing its own movements) or passively (an outside force, such as a therapist, testing the movement on the test subject).  Two major ranges that are often tested

If you have ever spent any time with toddlers or young children, you will in no way question that kids are squatting champions! They can sit in a deep squat position while zooming cars around a track or caring for their doll. Then, without a bat of their eye, they

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