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This article is part of the supplement: 3rd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community

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Assessment of chronic ankle instability

Kathryn M Refshauge* and Claire E Hiller

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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2141, Australia

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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012, 5(Suppl 1):I2  doi:10.1186/1757-1146-5-S1-I2

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Published:10 April 2012

© 2012 Refshauge and Hiller; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Chronic ankle instability is a complex problem which often follows ankle sprain. This workshop will discuss the latest models of chronic ankle instability and give an overview of the latest research in the area. Assessment tools available in the clinic as well as the laboratory setting will be demonstrated in the workshop with the opportunity for participants to practice. Assessments covered will include; balance, strength, joint laxity, motor control, and proprioception.


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