When you do your strength exercises, add these modifications to plantar flexion as you progress: Hold table with one hand, then one fingertip, then no hands; then do exercise with eyes closed, if steady.
- Stand straight, holding onto a table or chair for balance.
- Slowly stand on tip toe, as high as possible.
- Hold position.
- Slowly lower heels all the way back down.
- Repeat 8 to 15 times.
- Rest a minute, then do another 8 to 15 repetitions.
- Add modifications as you progress.