Chronic Ankle Instability Risk Identification

Online Course: Chronic Ankle Instability Risk Identification

How to identify and prevent chronic ankle instability after an ankle sprain

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Presented by:

Cailbhe Doherty

Cailbhe is an extensively published researcher in the field of lateral ankle sprains.

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Following an ankle sprain 70% of people struggle to return to their previous level of function. In many cases this is related to their development of a condition called chronic ankle instability. This condition has significant impact on well being with approximately 85% of people diagnosed with chronic ankle instability also developing problems in the contralateral limb. Cailbhe Doherty will share his research on chronic ankle instability, then we will have a more in depth look into the development of chronic ankle instability, sensorimotor deficits linked to chronic ankle instability, risk prediction, and ways to prevent and manage it.


This course aims to look at how chronic ankle instability develops, reviewing current research on risk identification for chronic ankle instability, and prevention and management strategies.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Watch a video interview with Cailbhe Doherty
  2. Read a related physiopedia page
  3. Pass a quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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