COMPARING THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF TWO MULLIGAN MOBILIZATIONS WITH MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES ON ANKLE DORSIFLEXION
S. Fermin1, L. Bianco2, R. Oates3
1University of Idaho, Moscow ID; 2Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA; 3Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH
Decreased ankle dorsiflexion can be a factor that limits participation in activities and predispose individuals to chronic issues. Traditionally, stretching protocols, strengthening of muscles, balance training, as well as traditional joint mobilizations have been used to increase ankle dorsiflexion. Although current methods have been successful at mitigating ankle dorsiflexion restrictions, alternative treatments should be researched. PURPOSE: Determine possible effect of two Mulligan Mobilization with Movement Techniques on ankle dorsiflexionMETHODS: Individuals were recruited at three college athletic training clinics located around the United States. Participants were randomly allocated into two groups, the Mulligan Ankle Dorsiflexion MWM in weight bearing and the Mulligan Fibula MWM for Dorsiflexion in non-weight-bearing. Once allocated, clinicians applied a single treatment with the appropriate glides for three sets of ten. Distance from wall and Tibial angle for the weight-bearing dorsiflexion lunge test was collected pretreatment, post treatment, at a 48-hour follow up, and at a one week follow up. RESULTS: Significant effect was found for both techniques for WBLT Distance over time (F(3,33) = 29.38,ηp2=.78, p < .001), when observing pairwise comparison a statistical significance was observed (ADMWM: pretest 5.00 ± 2.75cm, posttest 7.07 ± 2.75cm, 48 hour 7.57 ±2.50cm, 1 week 7.43 ± 2.37cm; FMWM: pretest 4.50 ± 2.61cm, posttest 6.17 ± 2.38cm, 48 hour 6.50 ± 2.66cm, 1 week 6.50 ± 2.59cm). Significance was also observed WBLT Angle over time (F(3,33) = 53.6, ηp2=.88, p < .001), a statistical significance can also be observed when looking at pairwise comparison (ADMWM: pretest 30.7 ± 5.12° posttest 38.6 ± 4.35°, 48 hour 39.7 ± 3.10°, 1 week 39.1 ± 2.41°; FMWM: pretest 28.8 ± 4.22°, posttest 35.7 ± 4.27°, 48 hour 37.5 ± 5.24°, 1 week 37.8 ± 3.37°). CONCLUSIONS: The results support the use of both the Mulligan Concept techniques to increase ankle dorsiflexion ROM. The immediate increases in ankle dorsiflexion ROM were maintained at one week follow-up.
Fermin, S; Bianco, L; and Oates, R
"COMPARING THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF TWO MULLIGAN MOBILIZATIONS WITH MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES ON ANKLE DORSIFLEXION,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 8:
6, Article 74.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol8/iss6/74