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90 Degree Jump Turns, Stable

Knee and Ankle Injury Recovery Exercise

Physical Therapy Videos Put Together By Real Orthopedic Specialists To Help You Recover And Stay Injury-Free.

Strengthen your knees and ankles.

This exercise is intended to train the performer to assume a correct body posture when landing following a brief flight phase.

When the ligaments that support the ankle become compromised by injury, the Bauerfeind MalleoTrain ankle support can enhance stability to reduce pain and improve function.


Begin standing on feet spread hip to shoulder-width apart. With hips and knees slightly bent, jump up off of both feet while turning your whole body 90 degrees to the side.

Upon landing ensure that your knees remain behind your toes, that they are directly above your ankles, that your buttocks is back, your head is up and your shoulder blades are drawn together. Pause briefly in the described position before again jumping and turning.

Perform jumping movements to both the right and left. Relax and repeat as your ability allows.

MalleoTrain® Ankle Support

  • Graduated compression - Compression gradually gets lighter towards the ends. Improves circulation and relieves muscle and joint soreness.
  • Three-dimensional knit - Constructed to conform to the natural shape of the ankle so it fits snugly yet comfortably against your body and stimulates circulation.
  • Contoured viscoelastic cushion - Soft pads behind each ankle bone helps to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Breathable Train active knit - gentle on the skin and extremely comfortable to wear

This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care of physical therapy.