The effect of talocrural joint manipulation on range of motion at the ankle
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation to the talocrural joint altered ankle range of motion. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled and blinded study. SUBJECTS: Asymptomatic male and female volunteers (N = 41). METHODS: Subjects were randomly assigned into either an experimental group (n = 20) or a control group (n = 21). Both ankles of subjects in the experimental group were manipulated by using a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to the talocrural joint. Pretest and posttest measurements of passive dorsiflexion range of motion were taken. RESULTS: No significant changes in dorsiflexion range of motion were detected between manipulated ankles and those of control subjects. A significantly greater pretest dorsiflexion range of motion existed in those ankles in which manipulation produced an audible cavitation. CONCLUSION: Manipulation of the ankle does not increase dorsiflexion range of motion in asymptomatic subjects. Ankles that displayed a greater pretest range of dorsiflexion were more likely to cavitate, raising the possibility that ligament laxity may be associated with the tendency for ankles to cavitate.

Author(s): 
Fryer, Gary A.
Mudge, Jacob M.
McLaughlin, Patrick A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Publication Date: 
2002 Jul-Aug
Publication Year: 
2002
Pages: 
384-390
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
6
ISSN: 
0161-4754
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 12183696

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Gary A. Fryer, Jacob M. Mudge and Patrick A. McLaughlin. 2002 Jul-Aug. "The effect of talocrural joint manipulation on range of motion at the ankle." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 25: 6: 384-390.

Wikipedia Citation

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