The ankle is the first point of contact when the foot connects with the ground (as when walking, running or jumping), the hip has immense effects on both the knee and ankle in that leg. New evidence shows that recurrent problems with ankle stability following a lateral ankle sprain might be attributed to impaired strength or motor control in the same side hip. The physical therapists at RIF can perform a comprehensive assessment of the lower quadrant following an ankle sprain and identify and treat areas of dysfunction before they contribute to a chronic ankle instability problem.
For a more in-depth look, check out the research below:
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Nov 14.
Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain 'copers'.
Jeanette Krogstad, PT, OCS, CFMT
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Certified Functional Manual Therapist