Effect of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function: A Case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136813
Title:
Effect of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function: A Case report
Authors:
O'Driscoll, Jeremiah; Kerin, Fearghal; Delahunt, Eamonn
Citation:
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology. 2011 Jun 09;3(1):13
Issue Date:
9-Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136813
Abstract:
Abstract Background Ankle joint sprain and the subsequent development of chronic ankle instability (CAI) are commonly encountered by clinicians involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. It has recently been advocated that ankle joint post-sprain rehabilitation protocols should incorporate dynamic neuromuscular training to enhance ankle joint sensorimotor capabilities. To date no studies have reported on the effects of dynamic neuromuscular training on ankle joint positioning during landing from a jump, which has been reported as one of the primary injury mechanisms for ankle joint sprain. This case report details the effects of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function in an athlete with CAI. Methods The athlete took part in a progressive 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme which incorporated postural stability, strengthening, plyometric, and speed/agility drills. The outcome measures chosen to assess for interventional efficacy were: 1 Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) scores, 2 Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) reach distances, 3 ankle joint plantar flexion during drop landing and drop vertical jumping, and 4 ground reaction forces (GRFs) during walking. Results CAIT and SEBT scores improved following participation in the programme. The angle of ankle joint plantar flexion decreased at the point of initial contact during the drop landing and drop vertical jumping tasks, indicating that the ankle joint was in a less vulnerable position upon landing following participation in the programme. Furthermore, GRFs were reduced whilst walking post-intervention. Conclusions The 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme improved parameters of ankle joint sensorimotor control in an athlete with CAI. Further research is now required in a larger cohort of subjects to determine the effects of neuromuscular training on ankle joint injury risk factors.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorO'Driscoll, Jeremiah-
dc.contributor.authorKerin, Fearghal-
dc.contributor.authorDelahunt, Eamonn-
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T08:40:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T08:40:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-09-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-2555-3-13-
dc.identifier.citationSports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology. 2011 Jun 09;3(1):13-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136813-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background Ankle joint sprain and the subsequent development of chronic ankle instability (CAI) are commonly encountered by clinicians involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. It has recently been advocated that ankle joint post-sprain rehabilitation protocols should incorporate dynamic neuromuscular training to enhance ankle joint sensorimotor capabilities. To date no studies have reported on the effects of dynamic neuromuscular training on ankle joint positioning during landing from a jump, which has been reported as one of the primary injury mechanisms for ankle joint sprain. This case report details the effects of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function in an athlete with CAI. Methods The athlete took part in a progressive 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme which incorporated postural stability, strengthening, plyometric, and speed/agility drills. The outcome measures chosen to assess for interventional efficacy were: 1 Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) scores, 2 Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) reach distances, 3 ankle joint plantar flexion during drop landing and drop vertical jumping, and 4 ground reaction forces (GRFs) during walking. Results CAIT and SEBT scores improved following participation in the programme. The angle of ankle joint plantar flexion decreased at the point of initial contact during the drop landing and drop vertical jumping tasks, indicating that the ankle joint was in a less vulnerable position upon landing following participation in the programme. Furthermore, GRFs were reduced whilst walking post-intervention. Conclusions The 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme improved parameters of ankle joint sensorimotor control in an athlete with CAI. Further research is now required in a larger cohort of subjects to determine the effects of neuromuscular training on ankle joint injury risk factors.-
dc.titleEffect of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function: A Case report-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderO'Driscoll et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2011-07-22T20:32:02Z-
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