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ACE Report #9509
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Manual therapy added to proprioception and strengthening improves outcomes in ankle instability


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

Manual therapy in joint and nerve structures combined with exercises in the treatment of recurrent ankle sprains: A randomized, controlled trial

Man Ther. 2016 Dec;26:141-149

Contributing Authors: T Gallego-Izquierdo G Plaza-Manzano N Romero-Franco D Pecos-Martin M Vergara-Vila S Val-Otero C Rivera-Prieto A Ferragut-Garcías

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Synopsis

56 patients with chronic ankle instability were randomized to a 4-week program of proprioception and strengthening exercises, with or without the addition of manual therapy sessions (mobilization) during the program. Patients were followed up for visual analog scale (VAS) pain, the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool, pressure-pain threshold at the anterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular liga...

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