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Stabilise Wonky Ankles in just 1 Treatment

Nov 18, 2019
 

Talar Mobilisation Technique

Objectives:

  • Assess RoM of Talus within the ankle mortise
  • Release connective tissue restrictions affecting the ankle joint
  • Stimulate synovial fluid production within the ankle joint
  • Stimulate afferent inputs to the CNS for elevating proprioceptive functions

Set up:        

  • Patient position - seated with heel resting on the treatment table
  • Practitioner position - distal to the patient's leg
  • Medial thumb - on the medial Talar neck
  • Lateral thumb - on the lateral Talar neck
  • Both thumbs should be adjacent to each other
  • Surface Anatomy Tips - confirm contact is on the Talus and not the Tibia

Action:

  • Load the Talus to the end passive limit in the horizontal plane
  • Force Application - 3-5 kgs (but must be tolerable by patient)
  • Direction of Mobilisation - postero > lateral rotations at 1.5 seconds per rotation
  • Repetitions - 6 rotations (to take at least 8-9 seconds) 
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Ankle Manipulation - David Cashley Demo

Jul 29, 2019
 

***Strength not included***

See how the 95-4-1 rule of manipulation works here.

  • 95% Set Up
  • 4% Speed
  • 1% Strength

Discover how you can master this technique (and many more) at the FMT Intensive Aug 29-Sep 1 2019, CLICK HERE

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Ankle Manipulation - Centrode Model

Jul 15, 2019
 

Why do problematic ankles, despite your best efforts, never get back to being as strong, stable or confident as they used to?

The cause of ankle dysfunction can be easily explained using the simple metaphor of a cup of tea. This can explain the 'Centrode Model' for Manual Therapy treatment first described back in 1977.

Watch this blog to discover what few health practitioners know about ankle dysfunction.

(How many of your ankle patients are missing out on this important rehab service?) 

For details on Foot and Knee Manipulation workshops, (Aug 29-Sep 1 2019) CLICK HERE

 

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WHY WOBBLE BOARDS CAN BE (ALMOST) USELESS FOR WEAK ANKLES

Apr 12, 2017

Why is it that ankle strengthening using wobble boards can be next to useless?

I used to get mixed results with ankle rehab and wasn't sure why until a light bulb switched on!

In this quick video you’ll discover:

  • The number one reason why people with weak ankles have weak ankles.
  • The clinical test that’ll pique your suspected diagnosis and…
  • The single treatment you need to do that improves ankle stability immediately – and it’s got nothing to do with wobble boards!

I’m also going to give you a ‘real world’ case study so you can use my example to assess and treat any of your clients who present with ‘weak ankles’.


Check it out RIGHT HERE:

Ted

 

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