A mobilization technique used to improve knee extension ROM.
Patient is positioned supine with heels off the edge of the plinth.
Clinician places a towel roll under the proximal tibia just proximal to the knee joint.
Clinician’s caudal hand palpates the joint line between the tibia and the femur.
Clinician places his mobilization hand (cranial hand) just superior to the superior border of the patella on the distal femur.
Clinician positions himself directly over the patient, straightens his elbows, and then takes up the slack.
Clinician performs a posterior (dorsal) glide with his mobilization hand while his palpation hand feels the femur moving posteriorly on a stationary tibia.
- Kaltenborn, F.M. (2007). Manual mobilization of the joints: The extremities volume I (6th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: OPTP.