Plantar Flexor: Release and Lengthening

(for Lower Extremity Dysfunction (LED))

by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

For a complete review of origin, insertion, innervation, action, integrated function, arthrokinematics, motor behavior, subsystem involvement, and trigger points, please check out the Functional Anatomy & Human Movement Science of the:

For an introduction to release techniques, joint mobilizations and lengthening techniques, including a list of commonly over-active muscles, the intent of mobility techniques, progression, acute variables, order of mobility techniques and a PDF of the Integrated Warm-up Template and Integrated Rehab Templates, check out:


Signs of over-activity and adaptive Shortening: