| Article written on February 8th, 2016 at 12:01am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
Welcome to a new series I created, called Mobility Monday. In this weekly series (always happening on Monday, duh), I will provide a video on anything mobility related that has an impact on movement. Initially, we will start from the ground up to provide insight on how to self-assess, stretch, mobilize, and improve function at various joints and soft-tissue structures. Don’t just watch the videos and go on your way, but try the self-assessment to see how you match up. Be on the look out for several guests to spread the mobility word from their perspective. I hope you enjoy it!
Didn’t get a chance to check out last weeks post on the great toe? Click here to watch that video before going any further.
This week we will be focusing on the ankle… The ankle is an important joint that provides value to tasks such as balance, single leg stability, propulsion in running and jumping, and absorption upon landing. In our modern society, wearing heel-elevated footwear has been linked to limitations in ankle dorsiflexion. Dorsiflexion is an important range of motion that allows for a proper gait/running cycle and lower extremity biomechanics. Knee pain and gluteal inhibition have also been linked to poor ankle dorsiflexion. Watch the video below to learn more…
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART