In this episode we introduce the new clinical practice guidelines for managing lateral ankle sprains. We break down the CPG and discuss how we will be using the evidence to help improve our treatment for athletes/patients following a lateral ankle sprain. The flow of the podcast starts with defining a lateral ankle sprain and then identifying risk factors for primary and secondary injury. We then dive into our assessment of specific impairments for acute sprains then analyze a new framework for return to sport criteria. There is also discussion on prophylactic ankle bracing vs taping, stable and unstable surface balance training, and updated views on ankle special testing.
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Martin RL, Davenport TE, Fraser JJ, et al. Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Lateral Ankle Ligament Sprains Revision 2021: Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health From the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021;51(4):CPG1-CPG80. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0302
Smith MD, Vicenzino B, Bahr R, et al. Return to sport decisions after an acute lateral ankle sprain injury: introducing the PAASS framework—an international multidisciplinary consensus. Br J Sports Med. Published online June 22, 2021:bjsports-2021-104087. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2021-104087
Run Time: 1:08:12
Released on July 13th, 2021