Abstract: Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain ‘copers’.
The authors of this study concluded that individuals with chronic ankle instability have alterations in their hip kinematics during single leg landing activities.
This is one of my favorite topics – full lower quadrant integration. Our bodies do not act in isolation. I often see runners and cyclists in my clinic who have been treated for their ankle injuries in the past but are presenting to me with another ankle sprain and frustration that it keeps occurring. Once we start treating the source of the dysfunction and not just the symptoms their re-occurrence of ankle sprains decreases.
If you are wondering how weakness of the lateral hip rotators can contribute to ankle sprains and instability we’d love to see you in one of these upcoming lower extremity or Advanced Lower Quadrant courses to discuss in detail.
Abstract of the week shared by NAIOMT Instructor Stacy Soappman, PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT.