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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Functional Training= Purposeful training
This is part of the on ground sequence I used today for my left "high" ankle sprain re-abilitation program. Whenever you choose to go to the ground you have to keep in mind you are in a gravity confused environment. So, the therapist needs to be certain they are getting something from the ground they can't get from upright function. In this case I'm using contralateral lower extremity drivers to mobilize the affected ankle; because the athlete is not ready for full weight bearing. I'm doing something that will enhance upright function and prevent soft tissue dysfunction.
Be wary of the mindless application of on ground function- it is rampant.