Can taping and/or bracing Prevent the Occurrence of Lateral Ankle Sprains?
0.75 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 29.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2021-12-31
There appears to be a knowledge gap between the use of prophylactic ankle taping & bracing, and the evidence of their ability to prevent ankle sprains. This presentation will first address the prevalence of lateral ankle sprains in an athletic population, and then provide an overview of the published work that has documented the effectiveness of various taping/bracing techniques in preventing lateral ankle sprains.
It appears that while ankle taping is widely utilized in the athletic setting, limited evidence has been published to support its ability to prevent ankle sprains. The limited numbers of studies comparing the effectiveness of taping to bracing has yielding mixed results. The majority of studies found that taping is less effective than bracing in reducing the incidence of ankle sprains. Conversely, recent investigations evaluating the ability of ankle bracing to prevent ankle sprains, especially in the high school athletic setting, have yielded promising results.
This course fulfills the EBP BOC CEU requirement for Athletic Trainers.
1. Understand the prevalence of lateral ankle sprains in the athletic and non-athletic populations
2. Describe the effectiveness of ankle taping in preventing both first-time and recurrent ankle sprains
3. Describe the effectiveness of ankle bracing in preventing both first-time and recurrent ankle sprains
4. Provide a recommendation on whether taping or bracing should be used in reducing the incidence of ankle sprains
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About the Instructor
Carrie L Docherty, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA
Dr. Docherty is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Indiana University, as well as a Fellow in the National Athletic Trainers Association. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. For more than 14 years, Dr. Docherty's scholarly activity has focused on lateral ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability. Specifically, her published work has related to the assessment of chronic ankle instability with regard to strength, proprioception, and kinesthetic deficits. Additionally, she has conducted numerous studies evaluating the effectiveness of different taping, bracing, or orthotic devices, as well as rehabilitation strategies that will assist clinicians in treating athletes with this condition. Recently, she has been particularly focused on conducting studies related to a variety of ankle taping strategies and how they affect range of motion as well as athletic performance.
As a Certified Athletic Trainer, Dr. Docherty has 17 years of clinical experience. She's taught a wide variety of classes from Anatomy to Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. She has served as the faculty advisor for more than 60 Athletic Training masters and doctoral level students. Personally, Dr. Docherty has published 32 refereed manuscripts and more than 50 published abstracts in the areas of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. She has a long history of presenting at district, national, and international Athletic Training symposiums.