Posts by Alexandra F DeJong, MEd, ATC
Approximately 1 in 5 adolescent athletes had chronic ankle instability, and they tended to report impaired function and health-related quality of life outcomes compared to other adolescent athletes. These findings support the need for ankle sprain prevention and intervention programs into adolescent sport settings.
On average a high school athlete is treated by an athletic trainer for 3 weeks after an ankle sprain with a total cost of $534, which is less than half the cost of an emergency room visit. Athletic trainers in this setting may consider using more rehabilitation and neuromuscular control interventions to reduce the long-term impact of ankle sprains.
Impaired Core Stability as a Risk Factor for the Development of Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries: A Prospective Cohort Study De Blaiser C, De Ridder R, Willems T, Vanden Bossche L,…