Articulation of lateral border Sit on the

table and rest the patient's foot on your thigh. Fix the ankle with the inside of your wrist and clasp around the lateral border of the foot with the same hand. The other hand reaches under the foot and pulls the fourth and fifth metatarsals into plantarflexion. The direction of forces of both hands can be reversed to produce the articulating force.

Tips: The sitting position cradling the foot can be quite a useful one for general mobilization as an alternative to standing.

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