Medial-lateral ball roll

An exercise for single leg stability and introduction of mild medial and lateral foot and knee stress. NOTE: Good single-leg stability is a precursor for this exercise.

  • stand with one foot on the ground, and one resting gently on a ball
  • maintain good lower extremity alignment (ie: foot stacked well, knee aligned, pelvis neutral or elevated on the lifted-leg side)
  • gently roll the ball from side to side keeping your foot contacting the ball, all while keeping stable on the stance leg
  • repeat as needed