Athletic Trainers’ Methods for Determining Return to Activity for Patients With an Ankle Sprain Part I: Types of Measures Used

Ryan S. McCann, Ashley M.B. Suttmiller, Phillip A. Gribble, Julie M. Cavallario

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Abstract

Athletic trainers are commonly responsible for clearing patients with ankle sprains for return to activity. What criteria athletic trainers typically use to determine return to activity readiness in this population remains unclear. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine criteria athletic trainers use to determine patients’ return to activity readiness following an ankle sprain. Participants varied in selected clinician-, patient-rated, and functional assessments for patients with ankle sprains. As many selected methods did not agree with expert consensus recommendations, more work is likely needed to instill best practices for evaluation of patients with ankle sprains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

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Keywords

  • clinician-rated assessment
  • functional assessment
  • patient-rated assessment
  • qualitative research
  • Rehabilitation-Oriented Asessments (ROAST)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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