Contact Hours2 Hours
Ankle injuries are considered to be the most common sport 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. At the completion of this course, sports medicine professionals will be able to develop a well-established 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 from this common sport related injury.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the incidence and prevalence of ankle sprains in competitive athletes leading to the significant need for proper management.
- Distinguish between various types of common ankle sprains in an athletic population.
- Choose appropriate exercises to implement throughout the rehabilitation process to manage these injuries.
- Construct a return to play plan for competitive athletes to allow for safe and effective participation.
- Compare various functional test and measures used to assess readiness for return to play and reduction in recurrence.
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Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.