Neurodynamic Technique for Functional Ankle Instability: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Vinodhkumar Ramalingam,
INTI International University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (Physiotherapy), Nilai-71800,
Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Athletes who encounter repeated Functional Ankle Instability (FAI), exhibit excessive foot inversion during the various phases of gait than non-injured ankle. In gait, heel strike to toe off inversion ankle movement of the foot is controlled by eccentric function of the peroneus muscle, which stabilizes the ankle joint. As such, the purpose of this study was to investigate the response of biomechanical characteristics during gait cycle by applying neurodynamic exercise technique. An athlete with repeated FAI was checked for dynamic balance (Y-balance) and knee range of motion (using a electro-goniometer). To test the peroneal longus muscle activity and gait parameters, synchronisation of Surface Electromyography (sEMG) (Noraxon Myo-Muscle) was done with an instrumented myo-pressure treadmill in both injured and non-injured leg. Six-week post intervention measurements exhibited significant improvement in dynamic balance, knee range of motion, pain score, efficient peroneal muscle response and gait parameters. This ascertains the effect of neurodynamic technique..
Dynamic balance, Electro-goniometer, Functional ankle instability, Peroneus longus muscle, Surface electromyography.
Vinodhkumar Ramalingam, Viswanath Sundar, Saju Joseph. NEURODYNAMIC TECHNIQUE FOR FUNCTIONAL ANKLE INSTABILITY: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 20 ]; 12:YD01-YD04. Available from
Date of Submission: July 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Sep 15, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 25, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: As declared above.
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