Any strain can stretch or tear the supporting ligaments in the ankle. The resulting ankle sprain or sprained ankle quickly becomes painful and swollen. While initial focus is on reducing that pain and swelling, physiotherapy is necessary to fully rehabilitate this extremely flexible, load-bearing joint. All physiotherapy, however, is not the same.
Proprioception. The first key issue for ankle sprain rehabilitation is proprioception. For smooth, accurate movement, the brain must be able to understand what its body parts—particularly extremities—are doing. For ankle proprioception, the mind must be able to gauge an ankle’s functionality without resorting to actually having to watch the joint.
Strength. A second focus of ankle sprain rehabilitation is stabilizing the ankle joint by strengthening associated muscles. The goal is to not only recover joint use but also strengthen the area sufficiently to prevent a future ankle sprain.
Traditional therapies have yielded only a 50-50 chance of successful rehabilitation versus the recurrence of a sprain. These conventional approaches often rely on manual resistance, strength work and wobble boards. However, the physical exercises are often too generalized, overlooking the specialization necessary to
To both rehabilitate and prevent further ankle sprains, researchers and scientists at CEVRES Santé created the Myolux concept. It is a specialized approach to physiotherapy that blends strength with agility for improved neuromuscular control in a dynamic context.
The Myolux concept’s articulators are uniquely designed to safely re-create demanding conditions that might otherwise cause an ankle sprain. The result is customized exercises that engage every aspect and layer of the entire joint and the neural pathways that control them:
Through repeated exercise, the brain learns to rapidly identify potentially injurious or risky movements that occur in demanding situations. At the same time, secure yet challenging exercises with the articulators strengthen the muscles essential to stabilizing the ankle on all axes.
This concept of physiotherapy comprehensively embodies four key elements essential for optimizing fibular muscle strength:
This customized articulator approach conveys a rare combination of ability to
Together, targeted proprioception and increased muscle strength can enhance the communication and coordination between mind and body.