Heel raises (can be completed seated/standing)

Aim of exercise

Improves strength of the calf muscle (muscle at the back of your lower leg) and strengthen and stabilise the muscles surrounding the knee joint, can also help to improve your balance.


  • Using the back of a chair for support
  • Stand with your feet hip width apart, breathe in<
  • Breathe out and slowly raise your heels off the ground as far as you can, hold position for a few seconds
  • Breathe in and slowly lower your heels back to the ground
  • Repeat 10 -15 times


2-4 sets, could add ankle weight over time