My apologies for not directly commenting on the second photo. I did allude to the fact, however, that we do run into trouble when hammering ankle mobility wall drills without first stabilizing the talus. Am I mistaken in my assessment that it shows the typical pathomechanics following lateral ankle injury? Talar instability occurs frequently following such an injury with a propensity toward talus internal rotation, anterior and superior translation.
For this reason, either manual or mechanical stabilization may be a smart idea. I like Bill Hartman’s idea of using a lifting strap to do such a job, while simultaneously gliding the fibula posteriorly (potentially). In his video, he is in a half-kneeling position, too.
Is the exercise done in closed chain? Well, is the most distal segment fixed? I’d say so.
Are the forces different in standing and half kneeling, yes. No argument there, Carl.
Still closed chain, but perhaps lower forces.
To address your last question, Carl, I’m referring to research showing that there are positive outcomes in FAI and improvements in dorsiflexion ROM with Mulligan Mobs. In your words “it was NEVER stated it was” done by anyone.
Likewise, let me turn this argument on you, over the course of your career, Carl, how many people have you seen where “repeated dorsiflexion” exercises caused damage like repetitive flexing of the credit card? Just a thought.
I’m still waiting for you to answer my question from my initial post. All that is contained within is my personal interpretation of what I’ve read and experienced. There is little doubt that your thoughts are now contained within that “frame of reference” and will in some way alter or affirm my beliefs with regards to joint mobility training.
Keep up the good writing, and I look forward to your expeditious response.