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Proper Management of Ankle Sprains in Competitive Athletes

Course: #4449Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 184 Reviews

Ankle injuries are considered to be the most common sports injury. Some deleterious effects include high recurrence rates, chronic instability, increased risk of osteoarthritis, and decreased future physical activity level. The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to ankle sprain and foot injury rehabilitation. An evidence-based plan for acute ankle sprain injuries, including the components of evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, return to play decision making, and prevention, to reduce long-term negative effects of this common sports-related injury is included.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the incidence and prevalence of ankle sprains in competitive athletes leading to the significant need for proper management.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to compare the differences between various types of common ankle sprains in an athletic population.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate exercises to implement throughout the rehabilitation process to manage these injuries.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to develop a return to play plan for competitive athletes to allow for safe and effective participation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to compare various functional tests and measures used to assess readiness for return to play and reduction in recurrence.

Agenda

0-25 Minutes What is evidence­ based practice? Statistics, PICOT question, Risk factors
25-40 Minutes Anatomy review, Lateral ankle sprains, Syndesmosis ankle sprains, Proper management
40-85 Minutes Prevention of ankle injuries, Evaluation of ankle injuries, Ottawa Ankle rules, Rehab vs. immobilization, Modalities, ROM, Strengthening, Proprioception, Gait, Manual therapy, Functional exercises, Core exercises, Return to running
85-100 Minutes Return to play (subjective scores), LEFS Sports Ankle Rating Scale, Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool
100-120 Minutes Functional test, Functional rehab program, Overview of rehab techniques, Summary/Conclusions, Q&A

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