Evidence-Based Practice for Ankle Sprains Print CE Course
Print CourseThe course components are as follows:
- Summaries and evidence-based application of 20 articles from sports medicine journals
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
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.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain the risk factors for suffering an acute ankle sprain.
- Be able to implement treatment interventions that best decrease ankle pain and disability.
- Explain the diagnostic accuracy of various physical examination techniques for ankle injury.
- Be able to educate others about medication prescription and physical therapy referral after an ankle sprain.
- Explain the benefits and limitations of balance training after an ankle sprain.
AudienceA continuing education course for athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.
Table of ContentsArticle 1. Ankle Sprains Come Into Play Late in the Game
Article 2. Ankle Injury Prevention Programs Work
Article 3. To Brace or Not to Brace . . . Haven’t We Heard This Question Before?
Article 4. Lace-Up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Football Players
Article 5. Is One Ankle Brace as Good as Another?
Article 6. Save the Ankles by Bracing or Balance Training: Either Is Better than Nothing
Article 7. Highest Accuracy for High Ankle Sprains?
Article 8. What’s in the Anterior Drawer? Probably Not Accuracy
Article 9. Position Someone to Guard Against Bad Laxity Measures
Article 10. Ankle Sprains Are Being Overmedicated and Under-Rehabilitated
Article 11. Oh Boy—That’s a Lot of Opioids After an Ankle Sprain
Article 12. What Does It Cost for an Athletic Trainer to Treat an Ankle Sprain?
Article 13. “Shock”ingly No Improvements in Ankle Sprain Outcomes
Article 14. An Electronic Home Balance Program Improves Gait Parameters in Ankle Sprain Patients
Article 15. Ankle Joint Mobilizations: What Are They Good For?
Article 16. If an Ankle Sprain Has You Fearful, You’re Not Alone
Article 17. Ankle Sprains Need R&R Too
Article 18. Reevaluating RICE for Ankle Sprains
Article 19. Hands-On Approach to Massage Wins Over Instruments
Article 20. Taping Versus Semirigid Bracing on Patient Outcome and Satisfaction in Ankle Sprains