I believe that we as manual therapist should have the same goal for our patients who do not qualify as surgical candidates.
One of my main goals with my patients who have ankle injuries is to to create a “Talus Neutral” position to assist in restoring function and ROM. It’s a great start. From there it’s important to then educate them and provide appropriate gait retraining activities and proprioception activities to train the CNS.
“This study underscores the importance of restoring soft tissues about the ankle to the anatomic condition during reconstruction operations for instability, trauma and arthritis.”
Here’s a nice quick video from my Online Leg & Foot Course.
This is a great technique to literally get your patients walking in the right direction!
It honestly took a patient of mine from non weight bearing for 8weeks to functioning fully in 90 minutes!
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