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Saki F, Zarei M, Ziya M. The Effect of Eight Weeks of Gastrosoleus Muscle Stretching Along With Ankle Mobilization on Dorsiflexion Range of Motion, Balance, Ankle Pronation and Plantar Pressure Distribution Variables in Women with Ankle Dorsiflexion Limitation. hrjbaq 2022; 7 (4) :265-278
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Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran , (f_saki@basu.ac.ir)
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Introduction: The purpose of this research was the effect of eight weeks of gastrosoleus stretching along with mobilization on dorsiflexion range of motion, balance, ankle depth sensation and plantar pressure distribution variables in women with ankle dorsiflexion limitation.
Materials and Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 26 women with ankle dorsiflexion limitation were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Plantar pressure distribution was measured using Rs Scan device, proprioception using govinometer and dynamic balance using Y balance test. The experimental group performed a corrective intervention that included gastrosoleus muscle stretching exercises along with ankle joint self-mobilization for eight weeks. Meanwhile, the control group did not receive any intervention. In order to analyze the data, spss 16 software and statistical analysis of variance with repeated measures were used.
Results: After eight weeks of intervention, there was a significant difference in dorsiflexion in the non-weight-bearing state, dorsiflexion in the weight-bearing state, ankle angle reconstruction error, dynamic balance (in posterior-internal and posterior-external directions), shifting. The center of pressure (anterior-posterior oscillations) and the range of oscillations of the subjects were observed (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Corrective exercises led to improvement of dorsiflexion range of motion, dynamic balance, reduction of ankle angle reconstruction error, and improvement of pressure center displacement (anterior-posterior oscillations) and range of oscillations in women with limited ankle dorsiflexion motion. It is suggested to use this intervention to prevent lower limb injuries.

Author Contribution: All authors contributed equally in this work
Conflict of Interest/Funding/Supports: The authors declare that have no conflict of interest/funding/supports in this study.
Ethical Considerations: All ethical concerns respected in this study. Also, it was approved in ethical committee of Buali Sina University (IR.BASU.REC.1398.056) and IRCT (IRCT20200315046781N1). 
Applicable Remarks: To help improve the dorsiflexion range of motion, dynamic balance, reduce the ankle angle reconstruction error, and improve the displacement of the center of pressure (anterior-posterior oscillations) and the range of oscillations in women with limited ankle dorsiflexion motion.

Article number: 6
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Received: 2022/02/6 | Revised: 2022/11/2 | Accepted: 2022/06/14 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/08/23 | Published: 2022/11/2

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