Ankle Dorsiflexion: A Case Study

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Certain functional abilities such as walking need some amount of dorsiflexion, minimum of 10 degrees of dorsiflexion (mecagni et al). With the ageing ankle dorsiflexion range of motion is reduced Chesworth et al, 1992). Decreased ankle range of motion alters movement patterns declining the balance of these patients (Elin et al, 2011) (Mecagni et al). Furthermore, decreases in postural control may result from the use of motions at the hip or trunk that are required to compensate for restrictions in motion at the ankle (Mecagni et al). There is a relationship that exists between ankle ROM and balance among community-dwelling elderly women with no health problems (Mecagni et al) (Chesworth et al, 1992). Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (Lord
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