Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Research Corner - Ankle stability

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:

Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain 'copers'.


Jeanette Krogstad, PT, OCS, CFMT

Physical Therapist

Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics

Certified Functional Manual Therapist