Post-Rehabilitation Programming—Lateral Ankle Sprains

by Cameron Yuen, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly January 2019
Vol 2, Issue 5


Ankle sprains are an extremely common injury of both sports and everyday life. In the post-rehabilitation setting, it is important to first identify and then address deficits in ankle, hip, and knee range of motion and strength.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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Cameron Yuen is a licensed Physical Therapist at Bespoke Treatments in New York, NY. Yuen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) t ...

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