Course components are delivered online:
• Evidence-Based Approach to Ankle Sprains workbook (PDF)
• Continuing education exam
• 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 injuries, including mechanics, etiology, assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Written by coeditors of the International Joournal 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 injuries, readers will be able to optimize rehabilitation programming for ankle injuries and better educate and advise patients about various treatment options.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Ankle
Arches of the Foot
Functional Musculature of the Ankle–Foot Complex
Chapter 2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Ankle Sprains
Epidemiology of Ankle Sprains
Etiology of Ankle Sprains
Chapter 3. Recognition and Assessment of Ankle Sprains
Overview of Diagnostic Accuracy
Use of Ottawa Ankle Rules in Clinical Decision-Making
Features and Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests
Chapter 4. Management and Rehabilitation of Ankle Sprains
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
Chapter 5. Prevention of Ankle Sprains
Measures of Risk and Risk Reduction
Identifying Risk Factors for Ankle Sprain