My clinical question for this semester is “The effectiveness of ankle injury prevention programs for basketball players”. I actually thought of this clinical question while I was watching a college basketball game on TV. One of the players went down with a sprained ankle and in my head I was thinking about how basketball players really sprain their ankles A LOT then I thought about when Kris does preventative rehab for his players that are known to have ankle injuries. So this made me want to look into how effective injury prevention programs are, specifically for ankle injuries in basketball players. I want to investigate whether or not the prevention programs focusing on ankles are effective at all, in lowering the risk of ankle injuries, considering that there are schools that do not utilize them at all. The group I am using to investigate this clinical question is made up of Ken and myself. I feel like this is a good pairing because we were both with women’s and men’s basketball this semester so the outcome of this clinical question can be good insight for future reference. I know that schools implement these prevention programs when they start to see a reoccurrence so this is possibly something we can implement here for ACL injuries since we had so many this year. This week I obtained 3 attempts and 2 masteries towards my clinical packet.
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