My name is Beth Hoover, and today I'm going to show you how to perform ankle abduction exercises. Performing ankle abduction exercise is a great way to strengthen and to increase the stability of the ankle joint. The peroeial muscles which are the lateral muscles of the lower leg are the muscles that are responsible for dorsiflexion which is the upward movement of the foot and then also the outward movement of the foot. For the first exercise you're going to need a stationary object and a resistance tube. Sitting on the floor you're going to take the resistance tube and you're going to place it around your shoe, making sure there is tension on the band begin with the foot facing inward, rotate the foot outward pushing against the resistance of the tube. performing these exercises will help to increase the stability of the ankle and also help to prevent injury. Make sure to perform the exercises two to three times a week, about 10 to 15 repetitions. For the next exercise, you're going to need a chair and a rolled towel. You're going to place the towel between your knees and with your feet flat on the floor, you are going to lift the outer edge of the foot. Having the towel between your knees is very important because it will keep the knees from touching and it will allow you to just rotate from the ankle joint.