A study like this is important because it provides evidence-based proof that there is efficacy to the treatment technique known as nerve mobilization.
Two primary hypotheses have been proposed to explain the stretching-induced force deficit, in other words, the muscle weakness…
I would like to use this research study and article as a launching board for how we interpret and apply the results of a research study.
The authors stated that Michael Jackson challenged our understanding of the modes and mechanisms of movement, the limits of movement, and therefore mechanisms of spinal injury. Dancers often try to perform increasingly challenging moves that may create stresses on the spine that can cause injury.
A proposed biomechanical explanation is that restricted ankle joint dorsiflexion directly results in overpronation of the foot, which causes internal rotation of the lower extremity, which strains the external/abductor musculature, which can then no longer prevent femoral adduction; hence genu valgus.