What are some exercises for a client who has chronic pain after breaking his foot a few years ago?
Starting with a new client who says his foot hasn't been "right" since he broke it a few years ago. I am assuming we will need to work on his ankle mobility as well as he might have some calf tightness. Any exercise ideas before I meet with him for the first time?
to add to Seth' comment in preparation for your meeting with your client:
I have often found that people who had to use crutches for any length of time (as I assume was the case for a broken foot) develop problems/imbalances in the hip stabilizers, and I would look at the relationship between the two. It may be the residual hip abductor weakness that perpetuates the ankle problem.
Here is a research link that talks about the subject, even though the circumstances are a little different http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1421486/.