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Evidence-Based Practice for Chronic Ankle Instability Print CE Course

Evidence-Based Practice for Chronic Ankle Instability Print CE Course

$109.00 USD

Product Format

    Print Course

    The course components are as follows:
    • Summaries and evidence-based application of 20 articles from sports medicine journals
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Ankle sprains are one of the most common sport injuries and often lead to chronic ankle instability. Evidence-Based Practice for Chronic Ankle Instability CE Course examines peer-reviewed evidence addressing how patients with this condition compensate throughout their kinetic chain, the benefits of prescribing rehabilitation after an ankle sprain, and the best treatments to prevent recurrence. You’ll find information on the changes in physical activity level for people with chronic ankle instability as well as the psychological changes associated with it.

    This course features 20 articles that have been reviewed by editors Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC, and Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC. The article summaries are followed by an exam containing 100 questions.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the changes in physical activity levels for people with chronic ankle instability.
    • Educate others about the changes in perception and psychological changes associated with chronic ankle instability.
    • Be able to implement the optimal treatment interventions for preventing chronic ankle instability.
    • Educate others about the health and economic benefits of prescribing rehabilitation after an ankle sprain.
    • Explain how patients with chronic ankle instability compensate throughout their kinetic chain.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.

    Table of Contents

    Article 1. How Perceived Ankle Instability Affects a Population
    Article 2. Ain’t No Half Stepping—Students With Chronic Ankle Instability Are Less Active
    Article 3. Athletes’ Ankle Sprain Fears
    Article 4. Chronic Ankle Instability Starts Earlier Than We Thought
    Article 5. Finding Who Will Develop Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 6. Acute Care Needs to Focus More on Preventing Chronic Ankle Issues
    Article 7. Aiming for the STARS for Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 8. Balancing Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 9. Shake It Up: Vibration Training Improves Balance for Chronic Ankle Instability Group
    Article 10. To Brace or Not to Brace . . . That Is the Question
    Article 11. A Winning Combination: Manual Therapy and Exercises for Recurrent Ankle Sprains
    Article 12. Do You Have 120 Seconds to Improve Outcomes for Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability?
    Article 13. Hopping for Better Days With CAI
    Article 14. More Is Better: Exercise Therapy for the Ankle
    Article 15. Fibular Taping Versus Traditional Taping in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 16. Cleared for Landing? Prelanding Strategies Among Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 17. Too Much Glute (Max) and Not Enough Reach
    Article 18. Put It All Together for Better Outcomes for Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 19. Hip Kinematics in Patients With Chronic Ankle Instability
    Article 20. It’s All in the Hips—Landing Compensations With Chronic Ankle Instability


    Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the special and scientific staff at Tufts Medical Center. The goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology and potential disease phenotypes.

    Driban received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware. During his doctoral training at Temple University, he focused on various aspects of osteoarthritis (e.g., early pathophysiology in animal models, biochemical markers in joint fluid, systematic reviews of risk factors for osteoarthritis, survey of medication use among patients with osteoarthritis). In January 2010, he began a postdoctoral research fellowship in the division of rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, where he continued his focus on osteoarthritis and learned new assessment strategies in magnetic resonance imaging.

    Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor at Temple University.Thomas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training from Temple University. He then received his PhD in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware. Before working at Neumann University, Thomas performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering, where he received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. He has served on several national committees and is the chair of the research committee for the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

    Thomas continues to be active in the area of research, participating as a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is on the executive board for Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He also was an ad hoc grant reviewer for the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) and is the cofounder of Sports Medicine Research (, a website dedicated to the summary of sports medicine research. Thomas has numerous peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the areas of shoulder adaptations from overhead throwing and the basic science of rotator cuff injury and healing. He has also had several invited lectures throughout the United States in the area of overhead throwing.

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