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Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains Print CE Course

Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains Print CE Course

$125.00 USD

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    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Learning Objectives
    • List the tarsals that are relevant to talocrural joint or subtalar joint function and stability.
    • Describe the location and orientation of the major ligaments associated with stabilizing the talocrural and subtalar joints.
    • List the three rockers associated with walking gait and describe the main movement goal during each rocker.
    • Describe the overall muscular control of the ankle during walking gait by assessing when and where concentric or eccentric contractions are occurring during the swing and stance phases of gait.
    • Differentiate injury rates for lateral, medial, and high ankle sprains.
    • Identify the most common sports and activities associated with ankle sprains by their common features.
    • Describe the etiology and pathomechanics associated with lateral, medial, and high ankle sprains.
    • Link the most common ligaments involved in the three types of ankle sprains to functional anatomy and pathomechanics.
    • Identify the most common key clinical features for the recognition of lateral, high, and medial ankle sprains.
    • Link the clinical tests for lateral, high, and medial sprains with their respective anatomical and pathomechanical considerations.
    • Categorize the clinical tests for lateral, high, and medial ankle sprains based on the available evidence associated with their respective estimates of diagnostic accuracy.
    • Discuss the importance of disablement models as they relate to ankle sprains.
    • Describe the difference between disease-oriented evidence and patient-oriented evidence.
    • Discuss the evidence-based intervention strategies for addressing acute ankle sprains.
    • Select the appropriate patient- and clinician-oriented outcome measures for assessing the efficacy of the rehabilitation intervention strategies for acute ankle sprains.
    • Design effective problem-based rehabilitation protocols for addressing acute ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability.
    • Describe evidence-based concepts related to relative risk and risk reduction.
    • Identify modifiable risk factors for ankle sprain.
    • Classify modifiable risk factors based on the factors that are most appropriate on which to intervene.
    • Identify the two most common prevention strategies for ankle sprains.
    • Describe the relative pros and cons of prophylactic ankle bracing and ankle taping.
    • Describe the most common elements associated with programs for reducing the risk of ankle sprain.
    • Describe common barriers to implementation of or compliance with a successful injury prevention program.
    Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains CE Course provides a comprehensive look at ankle sprains, including mechanics, etiology, assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Written by coeditors of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training (IJATT), Drs. Patrick and Jennifer McKeon, the course is wholly grounded in contemporary science.

    The course contains five evidence-based chapters that cover ankle sprains. The content is visually engaging with nine illustrations, two graphs, five photographs, and six tables. End-of-chapter study questions support learning and application of chapter content. The final exam consists of 75 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions that address concepts throughout the course materials. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Using the current evidence regarding ankle sprains, readers will be able to optimize rehabilitation programming for ankle sprains and better educate and advise patients about various treatment options.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers, physical therapists, and personal trainers.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Ankle
    Learning Objectives
    Relevant Anatomy
    Arches of the Foot
    Functional Musculature of the Ankle–Foot Complex
    Review Questions
    Chapter 2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Ankle Sprains
    Learning Objectives
    Epidemiology of Ankle Sprains
    Etiology of Ankle Sprains
    Review Questions
    Chapter 3. Recognition and Assessment of Ankle Sprains
    Learning Objectives
    Overview of Diagnostic Accuracy
    Use of Ottawa Ankle Rules in Clinical Decision-Making
    Features and Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests
    Review Questions
    Chapter 4. Management and Rehabilitation of Ankle Sprains
    Learning Objectives
    Quantifying Health and Disability: Role of Disablement Models
    Rehabilitation of Acute Lateral Ankle Sprains
    Rehabilitation of Chronic Ankle Instability
    Return-to-Play Considerations for Ankle Sprains
    Review Questions
    Chapter 5. Prevention of Ankle Sprains
    Learning Objectives
    Measures of Risk and Risk Reduction
    Identifying Risk Factors for Ankle Sprain
    Injury Prevention
    Review Questions

    About the Author

    Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is the clinical education coordinator for the athletic training education program at Ithaca College. He teaches courses related to the recognition, rehabilitation, and prevention of athletic injuries and evidence-based practice. Dr. McKeon’s research focuses on functional alterations associated with lower-extremity joint injury, specifically ankle instability. He incorporates patient-, clinician-, and laboratory-oriented outcomes in evaluating these alterations due to injury and rehabilitation.

    Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College in New York. Her academic and research interests include functional anatomy and pathoanatomy, biomechanics, sport injury epidemiology and time-to-event analysis, evidence-based practice, and clinical analysis of risk factors associated with lower-extremity injury. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and has presented her research at the local, national, and international levels.

    Together, Patrick and Jennifer enjoy hiking, bike riding, listening to live music, and seeking out great life experiences with their children.