- Open Access
Assessment of chronic ankle instability
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research volume 5, Article number: I2 (2012)
Chronic ankle instability is a complex problem which often follows ankle sprain. This workshop will discuss the latest models of chronic ankle instability and give an overview of the latest research in the area. Assessment tools available in the clinic as well as the laboratory setting will be demonstrated in the workshop with the opportunity for participants to practice. Assessments covered will include; balance, strength, joint laxity, motor control, and proprioception.
Arnold BL, De La Motte S, Linens S, et al: Ankle instability is associated with balance impairments: a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009, 41: 1048-1062. 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318192d044.
Delahunt E, Coughlin G, Caulfield B, et al: Inclusion criteria when investigating insufficiencies in chronic ankle instability. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010, 42: 2106-2121. 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181de7a8a.
Hertel J: Functional anatomy, pathomechanics, and pathophysiology of lateral ankle instability. J Athl Train. 2002, 37: 364-375.
Hiller CE, Kilbreath SL, Refshauge KM: Chronic ankle instability: evolution of the model. J Athl Train. 2011, 46: 133-141. 10.4085/1062-6050-46.2.133.
Hiller CE, Nightingale EJ, Lin CW, et al: Characteristics of People with Recurrent Sprains: A systematic review with Meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2011, 45: 660-672. 10.1136/bjsm.2010.077404.
Munn J, Sullivan SJ, Schneiders AG: Evidence of sensorimotor deficits in functional ankle instability: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Sci Med Sport. 2010, 13: 2-12. 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.004.
Wikstrom EA, Naik S, Lodha N, et al: Balance capabilities after lateral ankle trauma and intervention: a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009, 41: 1287-1295. 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318196cbc6.
Rights and permissions
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
About this article
Cite this article
Refshauge, K.M., Hiller, C.E. Assessment of chronic ankle instability. J Foot Ankle Res 5 (Suppl 1), I2 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-5-S1-I2