I slipped on the ice a few weeks ago and broke a bone in my ankle. When the cast came off I went searching for help to get my muscles back into shape. The physical therapist at the gym I went to worked with me and explained my muscles are cramped from sitting at a desk all day. My hamstrings are tight and lack range of motion. As the therapist explained: When I slipped, the tightness of the muscles allowed the torque to travel to the bone, which then broke. I have always been active–I go up and down subway stairs daily, I walk miles, I stretch all the time. But I was not targeting the areas that, had they been flexible enough, could have kept a bone from breaking. I immediately found a Leeds personal trainer to work with me. She has now put the focus where it needs to be.