Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization for Improving Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion in Healthy Patients: A Critically Appraised Topic

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Clinical Question: In a healthy population, is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization beneficial in improving ankle dorsiflexion range of motion as compared to other therapeutic interventions? Clinical Bottom Line: For healthy patients, there is moderate-quality evidence to support the short-term use of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization for improving ankle dorsiflexion range of motion.

Gardiner-Shires is an associate professor and athletic trainer at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA, USA. Seffrin is the head athletic trainer at Belle Chasse High School, Belle Chasse, LA, USA.

Gardiner-Shires (agardiner@wcupa.edu) is corresponding author.
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