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Proximal and distal tibiofibular manipulation has no benefit for chronic ankle instability


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of a proximal or distal tibiofibular joint manipulation on ankle range of motion and functional outcomes in individuals with chronic ankle instability

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(2):125-34. Epub 2012 Feb 1

Contributing Authors: JR Beazell TL Grindstaff LD Sauer EM Magrum CD Ingersoll J Hertel

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Synopsis

43 patients with chronic ankle instability were randomized to one of three groups to assess the effects of tibiofibular manipulation on dorsiflexion ROM and functional measures. Patients were randomly assigned to either proximal tibiofibular manipulation, distal tibofibular manipulation, or to a control group receiving no treatment. Treatment and follow-up every 7 days for 21 days indicated that t...

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