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Alternative to stretching the calf muscles when tight

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Dec 2, 2017.

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    Increasing Calcaneal Plantar Flexion as a Method to Improve Weight Bearing Leg Dorsiflexion
    Gabriella Lynn vonGaza
    A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
    Master of Science
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
    University of Alberta 2017

     
  2. WillMo

    WillMo Member

    I haven't had time to read into the study yet, but this is an interesting idea.... I'd like to see a more powerful study on it ideally. Might have to start experimenting with it clinically
     
  3. Stanley

    Stanley Well-Known Member

    Increasing pronation of the foot increases total dorsiflexion. I thought we all know that one of the compensations for equinus is pronation.
     
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