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Ankle Injuries - don't self heal. Learn about what you can do to help!

Ankle injuries are often thought of as sports injuries 🏃‍♀️🏏⚽️.

But you don't have to be an athlete or even a "weekend warrior" to Roll & injury

your ankle. Something as simple as walking on an uneven surface can cause a painful, debilitating sprain. Ankle Sprains – are not only painful, but can be a frustrating injury; they can prevent you from playing sport, returning to everyday life activities & sometimes “just don’t recover” leading to chronic pain & instability & giving way. Often people will simply neglect their ankle injury and soldier on; however, research shows us that a poor rehabilitation program or often NO REHABILITATION for their ankle injury will lead to further problems. Regardless if your ankle pain is settling, rehabilitation is crucial to returning to sport. Rehabilitation consists of not only improving Ankle range of motion, & strength but specific proprioceptive (balance awareness) training as well as sports specific drills. You might be asking yourself what’s proprioceptive training? Proprioception has been defined as one's ability to determine body position and movements in space and is a key component in balance. A systematic review by Rivera M. and Co in 2017 explores the effect of proprioceptive training on the prevention of ankle sprains.  The article mentions that the biggest benefit of proprioceptive training may lie in injury prevention for recurring ankle sprains, in fact as high as a 43% reduction. Thus a key message for the 1st time Ankle Injury person is Don’t ignore the injury & seek professional help from your Padstow Physiotherapist. In your Physiotherapy Treatment Session You will undergo:- • Special clinical tests & assessments to establish your Diagnosis.

• You will receive a Recommended Physiotherapy Action Plan - to get your recovery on track from the beginning. • Your Physiotherapy will consist of the latest in Research & Evidence Based Treatment to speed up your recovery and ensure you prevent the re-occurance of ankle injuries in the future. Call us on 9773 0687 of book online at www.padstowphysiotherapy

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