Are you looking for concise, practical answers to questions that are often left unanswered by traditional sports medicine references?Are you seeking brief, up-to-date, expert advice for common issues that can be encountered when working with athletes?Quick Questions in Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine provides a unique format of concise and to the point responses with clinical application, backed by the latest research on sports-related ankle sprains among athletes.Drs. Patrick O. McKeon and Erik A. Wikstrom and their contributors present 39 common clinical questions regarding the prevention, assessment, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of ankle sprains.Co-published with the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Quick Questions in Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine provides concise answers to 39 frequently asked clinical questions. Written in a conversational tone, the authors of the individual questions represent a variety of different backgrounds and are experts in their respective field. The variety of questions and brevity of responses will make this a book that is easy to read and reference at the point of care.Some sample sections and questions include:Risk and reduction of ankle sprainsWhat effect does prophylactic bracing and/or taping have on reducing lateral ankle sprain risk?DiagnosisWhat are the most useful clinical tests to accurately diagnose syndesmotic and medial ankle sprains?Treatment and rehabilitationTo what extent should I use manual therapies to treat ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability?Surgical considerationsWhen should I refer my patient with an ankle problem to an orthopedic surgeon?Quick Questions in Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine is the perfect at-your-side resource for the athletic trainer, team physician, or sports medicine clinician looking for practical answers to sports-related ankle sprain questions. The concise and conversational tone allows the reader to readily apply the information into their everyday practice.
Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca College and serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education program. Prior to coming to Ithaca College, Dr. McKeon served as an Assistant Professor within the Post-Professional Athletic Training program and the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral program at the University of Kentucky. He earned his bachelor of science degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College, his master of science in Sports Health Care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and his doctorate of philosophy in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. Dr. McKeon's research interests include understanding and enhancing recognition, prevention, and rehabilitation strategies for ankle instability. He incorporates a holistic research perspective, which combines patient-, clinician-, and laboratory-oriented outcomes to capture the broad spectrum of functional issues related to this clinical phenomenon. Erik A. Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, FACSM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Co-Director of the Biodynamics Research Laboratory at UNC Charlotte. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, Dr. Wikstrom served as the Director of Undergraduate Athletic Training in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida. Dr. Wikstrom earned his bachelor of science degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Roanoke College and both his master of science degree in Exercise Science and his doctorate of philosophy in Health and Human Performance from the University of Florida. Dr. Wikstrom's research focuses on the interactions between musculoskeletal biomechanics and sensorimotor control of the lower extremity following injury, with particular emphasis on the coordination of balance in those with ankle joint pathologies.