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Restricted Ankle Dorsiflexion Self-mobilization

Cosby, Nicole L. PhD, ATC1; Grindstaff, Terry L. PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, CSCS*D2

Section Editor(s): Reuter, Ben PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 3 - p 58–60
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31824526e8
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SUMMARY: JOINT MOBILIZATIONS ARE INDICATED WHEN AN IMPAIRMENT IN JOINT CAPSULAR MOBILITY IS IDENTIFIED. THE ABILITY FOR THE CLIENT OR PATIENT TO PERFORM A SELF-MOBILIZATION OF THE ANKLE MAY HELP MAXIMIZE OUTCOMES. SELF-MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES OF THE ANKLE CAN BE PERFORMED WITHOUT THE AID OF A CLINICIAN OR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL.

1Department of Kinesiology, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California

2Department of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

The Flexibility and Rehab Tips Column provides practical information on the role of rehabilitation and flexibility on both performance and the modification of injury risk.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Ben Reuter, PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Nicole L. Cosby is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Terry L. Grindstaff is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association