Originally Posted by John Spina
What do you think about these 2 modalities to rehab ankle injuries:
1.Single leg stance
"Rehab" when it comes to your average fitness instructor, pod, physio, chiro, essentially involves strength/proprioception +/- core work. Of course exceptions apply. I am generalising when I speak of the average clinician etc.
What has continued to puzzle me for nearly a decade now, is that this icing is considered the cake. This stuff (strength/proprio/core) is an nth order issue when for instance, ROM has not been restored and a clinical impingement exists.
If you don't understand what matters most, if you can't recognise that the problematic ankle has a 50% lunge limited by an anterior impingement (for example); in other words if the cake is off, don't bother with the icing.
Understanding which factors are a priority in the (p)rehab phase will then explain to relevant parties why such recipe-based programs do not progress some conditions quickly enough, and also why in some situations, they are actually aggravating the problem.