Brian Mulligan: “When confronted with a patient with a chronic loss of dorsi flexion or plantar flexion, ask if he has ever sprained his ankle.
You will find that most have had an ankle sprain or fracture. This why I use the following technique as a first choice.”
MWM for loss of dorsiflexion with foot on a chair.
Watch technique L.4.
Sometimes after ankle injuries, it is necessary to reposition the head of the fibula forward at the same time. If the patient is standing with the foot on a chair, they can do this using their thenar eminence behind the head of the fibula. Patients would exercise at home to maintain the range.