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How to Increase ROM – Foot and Ankle




Last week we discussed a general strategy for increasing ROM at a joint. I thought since we used hip extension as our example in that post I would go to the foot and ankle next. I just want to show how the same simple strategies can apply in a joint very different to the hip. […]

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Dorsiflexion in Gait




Dorsiflexion in Gait After Mondays post on’5 Ways to Increase Dorsiflexion‘ I thought it would be good to follow up with a post on foot function in gait. As you know by now, I split gait down into 2 phases…front foot in gait and back foot in gait, but in one post it will have […]

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5 Ways to Increase Dorsiflexion




Having talked about knee pain and the influence of the hip, I thought I might add some ideas for influencing the knee from the bottom up.  So here are some quick hitter ideas for increasing dorsiflexion, which I find to be one of the common limitations when someone comes to me with chronic knee pain. […]

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Foot Mechanics Series: Bringing things Together




I’ve really enjoyed writing about the foot and ankle this week…which you probably noticed  and today I thought it would be good to finish the series by bringing it all together. It is a series I have been thinking about writing this series for a while, but I didn’t realise quite how much I was going […]

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The First Ray and Big Toe




We’ve had an awesome week or 2 talking about the foot and ankle in function. Today we will be talking about the first ray and big toe, which can cause as many problems as all the other joints! The foot and ankle holds so much power…that is why I think dysfunction at the foot and ankle can […]

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Foot Mechanics in Gait: Part 3 – The Back Foot




So far in this series we have looked at an overview of motions in the STJ, TCJ and MTJ and a more detailed look at the Front Foot Mechanics in Gait. Part 3 will look in more detail at what is going on to create the back foot motions. First thing to note is the […]

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