The Effect of Balance Training in People With Functional Ankle Instability (FAI)

2014-07-23 21:08:32 | BioPortfolio


Ankle sprain is the most occurring sport related injury. In addition, 40% of the people who sustain such an injury display residual symptoms under the general denominator functional ankle instability (FAI). In literature, there is already given a lot of attention to extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors of FAI. Furthermore, there is a major focus on the possible interventions which may be able to reduce the chance of developing chronic instability. At this moment there is a lack of unequivocality.

In this study the investigators address the question of what is the effect of a balance training programme on the movement strategy. Therefore kinematics, kinetics, plantar pressure measurements and muscle activity are taken in consideration The purpose of this study is a better insight in the effect of treatment on the residual symptoms related to FAI.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Functional Ankle Instability


Adapted balance training, Balance Training


University Ghent


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University Ghent

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:32-0400

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