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L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m p.co m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 83 Key Points: The Tibiotalar Technique Indications • Agitation, autonomic arousal, stress • Balance or gait issues • Limited or painful ankle dorsiflexion Purpose • Autonomic calming via novel sensory input • Refine proprioceptive acuity of the tibia-talus relationship • Increase options for translation (glide) at the tibiotalar joint Instructions • Posterior tibial glide: Gently lean on the distal end of the tibia with the flat of your forearm (Images 2 and 3, page 84) or open hand, encouraging your client to relax, breathe, and settle in. • Posterior talar glide (see video): Grip the talus between your thumb (medially) and forefinger (laterally). Use the web of your hand to gently but firmly roll the talus under the tibia, moving the ankle into slight passive dorsiflexion. For More Learning • Watch the "Leg, Knee & Foot" (https://a-t.tv/legvideo) or "Whiplash" (https://a-t.tv/ whiplashvideo) videos in the Advanced Myofascial Techniques series of workshops, live-online, and recorded video courses. • Tune in to the "Myofascial Techniques: Working with Whiplash" webinar featuring Til Luchau in the ABMP Education Center (abmp.com/learn).

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