Research study for adults with unstable ankles


Effects Of Rehabilitation Incorporating Gait Training On Clinical Measures Associated With Chronic Ankle Instability

Human Services

Hertel Jay,

The Exercise and Sports Injury Laboratory, at the University of Virginia, seeks both adults ages 18 -40 with chronic ankle instability for a research study. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of rehabilitation on ankle function. This study will require 4 lab sessions, each lasting approximately 2 hours, and 12 rehabilitation visits over a 4 week period that last approximately 1 hour. The lab visits involve completing consent and health history questionnaires followed by baseline ankle tests. This is followed by four weeks of rehabilitation (12 visits), under the guidance of a Certified Athletic Trainer. After the four weeks, participants will return to the lab for follow-up ankle tests. In order to qualify as a participant t for this study you have to meet the following criteria: • Have suffered at least one ankle sprain • Have had their first ankle sprain at least one year ago • Have not had a recurrent ankle sprain in the past 6 weeks • Have residual feelings of ankle instability or “giving way” • Have no history of ankle fracture or surgery • Have no current lower extremity injury • Have no history of lower extremity surgery • Not suffer from diabetes, neuropathies, or any condition that could affect balance • Exercise for at least 20 minutes 3 days per week Following the completion of the study you will be compensated $50. If you are interested in learning more about the study (IRB HSR# 16922), please contact the sub-investigator, Luke Donovan, at or 434-924-6184. Thank you.


Ankle Study

Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine


$50 for study completion

Luke Donovan