Monday, September 12, 2011

Demonstration: EdgeWork for the Foot and Ankle, progression to standing

This is part 2 of the series where I demonstrate the concept of EdgeWork as applied to the foot and ankle. Once again produced by Will Stewart of 3D Optimal Performance.



In case you missed it, here is part one.

4 comments:

Byron said...

Great stuff Cory. I love the progression from sitting to standing. Great ideas for Yoga and the elderly for foot awareness even if there is no pain.

Bravo!

Cory Blickenstaff said...

Thanks Byron. In the prevention talks I give at work sites I do a little demonstration where I have everyone curl their toes for 2 minutes or so. Then we stand up and feel the difference in balance between the foot we moved vs. the one we didn't.

kinesitherapeute said...

i m a french physio
i know the concept of edge of pain during neural mobilisation
when dorsiflexion is performed you can have a pain s ege in compression front of the ankle or a edge in tension at the back of the ankle
1 when you manage your treatment, what do you treat first the edgge in compression or the egge in tension ?
what is your professionnal experience about this ?

personnaly i treat first edge in compression until abolition of it and after i treat edge in tension secundly which is more traditionnal ?
thanks a lot
sebastien.fritsch@gmail.com

Cory Blickenstaff said...

Hi Sebastian. I'm concerned with the first sign of the edge, whatever or wherever it may be. It could be a compression sensation on the front, it could be tension on the back, it could be as subtle as a change in breathing pattern. I'm less concerned with the location or quality of the sensation as much as I am with the patient's ability to identify it and engage it.

Great question.