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  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

    (Takano, et. al 2015). A randomized controlled trial of 64 patients with dropped foot using a novel FES device (Odstock dropped foot simulator) compared to traditional physical therapy showed significantly reduced median frequency of falls in the FES group (8) compared to traditional PT (18) (Esnouf, Taylor, Mann, and Barrett 2010). Patients with chronic spastic paresis involving muscles innervated by the peroneal nerve underwent a trial of wireless accelerometer-triggered functional electrical stimulation and were found to have improved ankle and knee kinematics compared to patients receiving conventional physical therapy. Parameters that improved relative to controls included maximal knee flexion and passive ankle dorsiflexion, as well as ankle dorsiflexion velocity. Patients also saw a 15% reduction in plantar flexion spasticity grade (Gheidra, et. al, 2016). In a case-study of a multiple sclerosis (MS) patient with chronic lower extremity spasticity, FES applied to the thighs to induce cycling motions reported decreased spasticity after 30-minute FES sessions (Krauze, Szeci, and Straube 2007). In the upper extremity, a randomized controlled trial of pediatric patients with chronic hand hemiparesis had significant increases in Box and Block test scoring, with a mean difference between traditional physical therapy controls of 2.8% and maintained these improvements 6 months post-treatment (Knutson, Gunzler, Wilson, and Chae, 2016). An individual case-control study in…

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  • Obstacles In Dorsiflexion

    When the ankle is bending upward, it is in a state called Dorsiflexion. While in Dorsiflexion, the ankle typically ten degrees of movement, although more flexible individuals may experience up to thirty degrees of movement. When the ankle joint is bending down, it is in a state called Plantarflexion. During Plantarflexion, the ankle typically has about twenty degrees of movement, although more flexible individuals can experience up to fifty degrees of movement. One might be inclined to think…

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  • Dorsiflexion Of The Foot Essay

    distal phalanx of the big toe. It is the prime mover in dorsiflexion of the big toe and assists in dorsiflexion of the foot. The extensor digitorum longus (synergist) originates in the lateral area of the tibia, proximal two-thirds of the medial surface of the fibula and adjacent interosseous membrane. It splits in to four tendons that attach to the proximal base of the dorsal surface of the middle and distal phalanges. This muscle is the prime mover in dorsiflexion of the toes but assists in…

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  • Subtalar Joint Position

    In this article, different subtalar joint positioning during gastrocnemius stretching was investigated to conclude wether or not the position of the subtalar joint had significant effect on dorsiflexion ROM. . Patients with ankle oversee injuries, and patients with limited dorsiflexion ROM, are often prescribed stretches for the gastrocnemius calf muscle as part of their rehab program. (JAT, NATA). The idea behind this is that the tight calf muscles may have an negative effect on reaching…

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  • Flexion Case Study

    phase. She has a lack of dorsiflexion of her left ankle throughout and increased left knee flexion during most of the stance phases. She has an overall decreased step length which is greatest on her left. Her left heel does not make contact with the floor. These observed deviations indicate that Mrs Ogle has a lack of left dorsiflexion range at her ankle. 1.0 Stance phase 1.1 Initial contact to loading response Mrs Ogle’s heel should be the first thing to contact the floor (heel strike).1 From…

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  • Functional Movement System Case Study

    Weak ankle mobility was verified by our mobility test (DSHS, 2016). Davies, Bull, Farrelly, and Wakelin (2007) laid out a home-based exercise program that was shown to improve ankle range of motion. We recommended that subject 1 follow their program of warm up, resisted plantar flexion, and passive dorsiflexion for up to six months or until the normative value for dorsiflexion is reached. In addition, another possible intervention is an ankle mobility drill. This is when the participants goes to…

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  • Thermal Ultrasound Case Study

    other women’s soccer player have positive results when pairing these two things. The goal of light therapy is to send waves of certain frequencies into the healing area to help speed up the healing process. Paired with these modalities there was also strengthening exercises that they had the athlete due. All of the strengthen exercises deal with building up the intrinsic and extrinsic leg muscles to help make the periosteum have to work less, which should result in a decrease in symptoms. The…

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  • Achilles Rupture In The Human Body

    to the rehab process. Stage one mainly focuses on the range of motion and flexibility while stage two focuses on strengthening the tendon. Per they have broken down the rehab process into weeks. Throughout weeks 0-3 a physical therapist goal is to decrease pain and edema. The ways they accomplish this is soft tissue mobilization and performing easy exercises like toe curls and possible swimming for a cardiovascular workout. Weeks…

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  • Lumbar Spine: A Case Study

    that this request for additional physiotherapy for the right knee 3x4 is a typographical error. The latest progress report and appeal to UR indicated that the patient did report significant amount of improvement in regard to ROM and functional capacity from prior chiropractic treatment and PT. However, as per guidelines there are no clearly defined goals and patient’s progress in meeting those goals. In addition, there are no reports from PT evaluation available for review. Number of sessions of…

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  • Deltoid Ankle Research Paper

    What would happen if we had no ankles? Ankles are crucial to our movement and play a huge part in moving our feet and walking. The ankle is a large joint made up of three main bones. These three main bones are the tibia, the fibula and the talus which all join together to make the ankle joint which helps control movement in your foot.The ankle contributes to a lot of lower limb stability which allows humans to run, jump and perform various other activities which require moving.The ankles…

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