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  • Evolution Myotherapy

Learn Your Muscles: Tibialis Anterior

The tibialis anterior aides in the activities of walking, running, hiking, kicking a ball, or any activity that requires moving the leg or keeping the leg vertical.

It functions to stabilize the ankle as the foot hits the ground during the contact phase of walking (eccentric contraction) and acts later to pull the foot clear of the ground during the swing phase (concentric contraction).

It also functions to 'lock' the ankle, as in toe-kicking a ball, when held in an isometric contraction.

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