Accuracy in your Ankle and foot assessment is the cornerstone of your recovery and treatment program
You must have an accurate diagnosis from the get go!
Get it wrong and you stay in pain
Fast tracking your recovery through Performance Rehabilitation and Movement Correction Programs
Evidenced & science-based program to limit injury risk, optimise performance and enhance your lifestyle.
Keep gently moving the ankle through range of motion RICER – Rest Ice Compress Elevate Refer yourself to physiotherapy
What will Physiotherapy do for me?
An Accurate diagnosis is required to determine the extent of the ankle ligament tear. It is also vital you are assessed for any further injuries, particularly fractures. There are multiple injuries and fractures and that can occur in a highspeed twist of the ankle, some of which require radiology investigation through X-ray, CT or MRI scan
What you will undergo in your Physiotherapy rehabilitation
Our Accelerated Rehabilitation programs are based upon world leading evidence for the best recovery programs for torn ankle ligament injuries and return to daily life and your sport.
The corner stone of your recovery is to ensure your re-injury risk is dramatically reduced as ankle sprain re-occurrence is high and has long lasting negative effects upon your performance.
Evidence-based treatments for those with an acute lateral ankle sprain should include early weight bearing whilst wearing a brace, manual hands on physiotherapy including Mulligan Mobilisation with Movement and specific fibular bone repositioning taping, progressive targeted exercises, and use of ice.
For those with chronic recurrent ankle instability (CAI) injuries, treatment should include manual hands on physiotherapy and a comprehensive rehabilitation program to address all the movement dysfunctions and compensatory faults in your body. Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Aug; 133(8):1129-4
You will undergo our Advance Performance return to sport strength program, which is progressive and goal focused, moving your rehabilitation through the key points of recovery at the right time to maximise your speed of recovery.
How does this ligament tear occur?
This injury occurs when you change direction and pivot over your foot during landing from a jump or as you push off over your toes and change direction at the same time, causing the ankle to flex and ‘roll’ at the same time. As you keep moving and twisting your ankle, the ligament keeps stretching and stretching until it starts to tear apart.
What are the symptoms of a torn ankle ligament?
Sharp pain on twisting movements of the ankle. Localised swelling over the outside bone of the ankle and bruising, which can often track down from your ankle into the side of the foot. Difficulty weight bearing and pushing off during walking.