How can Kinetic R+P help?
Taking a detailed history with injury mechanism is crucial in developing suitable rehabilitation strategies.
A thorough physical examination is then performed to classify the injury in-terms of instability, and the presence of other features such as medial or syndesmosis pathologies, swelling and joint restriction, mid and forefoot lesions, motor control and strength deficits around the ankle and foot.
Goals and Expectations are discussed and a management plan is established together.
Current evidence supports exercise therapy performed in high doses of 150 minutes per week for 6 weeks reduces the likelihood of recurrent ankle sprains by 42%, which includes graded strength, balance, mobility, plyometric and agility drills.
Taping has also been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent sprain by 60% when done for 6 months following an ankle sprain.