Single-Leg Medicine-Ball Toss
One final exercise that helps improve ankle stability and core strength comes from Mike Kneuer, a personal trainer in Boca Raton, Florida. He suggests performing the single-leg medicine ball toss barefoot or while wearing a minimalist shoe to help engage the smaller muscles of the foot and ankle to increase proprioception. Stand on one leg, with your knee slightly bent, holding a medicine ball in both hands. Bounce the ball off a wall, catching it as it comes back to you. Remain standing on one leg the entire time. Do three sets of 15 throws per leg.