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Ankle Mobility Exercises to Improve Dorsiflexion

Limitations in ankle dorsiflexion can cause quite a few functional and athletic limitations, leading to the desire to perform ankle mobility exercises.    

These types of ankle mobility drills have become popular over the last several years and are often important … Read more >

High Ankle Sprains

As football season is upon us, we often hear the term “high ankle sprain” used by announcers and in the media. This guest article from Trevor Winnegge will help to explain this orthopedic diagnosis, etiology, diagnostics and treatment.

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New Research on Ankle Taping

My friend Dan Lorenz, MS, PT, ATC/L, CSCS recently summarized two new research articles on ankle taping.  Many of us take ankle taping for granted and assume since it is so common that it must be effective.  Below is Dan’s … Read more >

4 Things We Are Doing Wrong with Rehab

Today’s guest post comes from Dean Somerset discussing 4 things he thinks we are doing wrong with rehab.  Great job Dean, I always love reading your stuff!  If you want to hear more from Dean (and you definitely should!) I … Read more >

Barefoot Training

My friend Art Horne from Northeastern University has just released a book on barefoot training and barefoot running.  Art did a great job reviewing the topic, including reviewing the available evidence.  Pretty cheap off Amazon too, click the image below … Read more >

Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Impairs the Lateral Step Down Test

Deficits with ankle dorsiflexion mobility can have a dramatic impact on functional movements such as deep squatting, lunging, and the lateral step down.  If you are familiar with the functional movement screen, you know that this is taken into consideration … Read more >

The Influence of the Hip and Foot on Patellofemoral Pain

image The influence of the kinetic chain on the patellofemoral can not be underestimated.  Because the knee is located mid-way through a weightbearing extremity, it is vulnerable to excessive force from biomechanical faults located both proximally and distally to the knee … Read more >