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Volume:1 Issue:4 Number:163 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #314
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

4-week exercise training with perturbation improves balance in recurrent ankle sprains


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of a 4-week exercise program on balance using elastic tubing as a perturbation force for individuals with a history of ankle sprains

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Apr;39(4):246-55

Contributing Authors: K Han MD Ricard GW Fellingham

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Synopsis

40 subjects, 20 with chronic ankle instability (CAI) and 20 with healthy ankles, were randomized into 4 groups; exercise training in both healthy and CAI subjects and control groups in both healthy and CIA subjects. This study assessed if exercise resistance training would lead to improvements in balance. Following the training program there was an improvement in balance in both of the exercise tr...

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