Doctor at Health South told me never move ankles. They wanted put these custom built braces on legs that went all the way up to hip. They was no movement allowed in ankle on brace. Knee had a lock that could be open or close. went all the way to them having the braes built and they even had crazy things on my legs 1-2X. When I finally understood the braces, I basically told them I do not want them or therapy. This a few years ago. Anyhow, since then, I do now have calves working in both legs and slowly getting ankle movement. What is said here regarding Health South not too experienced surely matches them telling me my plan is better than theirs.