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how you can enhance your ankle patient outcomes using visual feedback :

Ankle application of the Motion Guidance tool can include simply visualizing range of motion, tracing patterns for global ROM various positions (seated with heel on a foam pad or at edge of a plinth), or working on more specific proprioceptive exercise such as joint position awareness.


HERE ARE A FEW WAYS ENHANCE SHOULDER REHAB WITH VISUAL FEEDBACK:

Ankle Dorsiflexion ROM:

Follow up ankle dorsiflexion mobilization with active DF AROM and visual cues for ROM. The smallest strap is wrapped around the patient's mid-foot, and the parallel mount is used. The patient can be seated, keeping the heel stationary during motion. Have the patient move in their full range, re-adjust the laser to a target, then encourage the patient to go "above the target".

 

Ankle ROM in Specific Directions: 

The smallest strap is wrapped around the patient's mid-foot, and the parallel mount is used. The patient can be seated on a plinth and elevated, or simply sitting with heel out on a foam pad such as in the video below. Assist the patient into full desired motion, turn on and center the laser, then have the patient get back to the center on their own. Load it up with band exercise if needed and encourage full range! Alternatively, you can also work on joint position testing by having the patient in neutral with laser centered, first close their eyes and move fully move in one direction (eversion, inversion, plantar or dorsiflexion) and return to where they think the center is and at this point open their eyes. Have your patient practice with various movements!

Foot Pronation During Load:

This video adds a visual cue to what the foot is during during load: pronation is naturally occurring and not necessarily a problem, though if you find this strategy unilateral and maladaptive then adding a visual cue can be one way of cuing foot position during load, and changing the load on joints above the ankle that were previously experiencing the motion with added foot pronation


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