Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Here is a good free video posted on YouTube on how to perform the Mulligan fibular glide for inversion ankle sprains.

Kym Moiler et al published a pilot study on this taping technique in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy in September of 2006.

In 1999 Kavanagh published a study in Manual Therapy on the link between distal tibiofibular positional faults and inversion sprains.

Professionally, I like to perform gentle (Grade 1-3) Anterior to Posterior and superior fibular mobilization on acute and chronically painful ankle sprains to relieve pain and increase ROM. Especially dorsiflexion. I've had good success; but, that is my personal experience only.

This taping technique is a nice tool to help emphasize the benefits from the manual mobilizations.


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