Category: Lower Extremity

Standing Wedge For Increasing Ankle Dorsiflexion.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable wedge designed to be used to promote ankle dorsiflexion by stretching the achilles tendon. Describes construction and uses of a standing wedge, made of a 54 by 7 by 3/4 inch piece of wood, 2 hinges (6 screw), and wood stripping. The wood is cut into 3 pieces to make a base, standing surface and swinging support, and the pieces are hinged together. The stripping is used to make stops for the support, allowing adjustment of the wedge from 20 to 45 degrees in 5 degree intervals. Describes treatment methods. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Guccione, A A; Peteet, J O TITLE: Standing Wedge for Increasing Ankle Dorsiflexion JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 59 no 6, Jun 1979: p 766-767 PAGES (including cover): 2 1979.

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07/26/1996