Title

Physical therapist management of complicated bilateral ankle sprain: case study and description of clinical reasoning

ORCiD

Davenport: 0000-0001-5772-7727

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

ISSN

0190-6011

Volume

41

Issue

1

DOI

10.2519/jospt.2011.41.1.A52

First Page

A66

Last Page

A66

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

Ankle sprains (AS) are common, disabling, and costly within society. Although evidence for clinical management of isolated AS is becoming better known, many AS coexist with other conditions that contribute to chronic ankle and foot pain. Concomitant AS with bilateral (B) chronic ankle and foot pain suggests the potential for clinically meaningful functional inter-relationships between lower extremity (LE) and trunk structures. The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate clinical reasoning that guided a pragmatic impairment based approach to rehabilitation of an individual with B AS complicated by other conditions associated with ankle and foot pain.