My name is Beth Hoover, and today I'm going to show you how to use a resistance band to rehab the ankle. Using a resistance band is a great way to rehab the ankle and increase strength and stability. It will also help you to take the ankle through different ranges of motion. Today I'm going to show you four different exercises. So the first exercise is going to be just placing the band around the bottom of the foot. With the opposite knee bent, lifting the bottom of the heel off the floor just slightly you are going to press forward. So we are taking the ankle from pointing the toe up to pushing forward with the sole of the foot. For the second exercise, you're going to need to secure the band. With the band placed around a secure object, you will then take the band and put it over the top of the shoe. So now we are going to move in the same direction, pointing forward and pulling back but we are working the ankle in a different way. We are working more of the top of the foot and the ankle. From plantar flexion to what's called dorsiflexion pointing the toe up. So I can really feel this working through the ankle and the top of the shin. For the third exercise, we're going to lift the foot slightly off the floor and then push inward towards the resistance, bringing the insole of the shoe inward. And for the last exercise, we're just going to slide over slightly to the opposite side and we're going to take the shoe from the inside and we're going to push out against the resistance moving in an outward motion, working the ankle in all four ranges of motion is a great way to increase your stability and strength of the ankle joint and to rehab that ankle.