Posted February 20th – Dr. Bob Gorinski, Cardin & Miller Physical Therapy
Ankle sprains – true or false?
Exercising on unstable/squishy surfaces is a good way for a healthy athlete to prevent injury, jump higher, and run faster?
Here’s a discussion on what you can do to prevent ankle sprains. Skip to the end to see the irony of spraining an ankle while talking about how not to sprain ankles ; )
Here are some exercise considerations for prevention of ankle sprains. Important points:
1. Footwear and bracing are important considerations (but not covered here in depth).
2. Those who have a history of sprained ankles and certain foot type are predisposed to ankle sprains.
3. Your foot/ankle issue are not related to only the foot. Consider the entire kinetic chain.
4. Ankle sprain while doing a video on ankle sprains ; )Watch out for the committed demonstration of how NOT to land.
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54G1Cm3RhTw[/youtube]