Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a 6-wk multi-station proprioceptive exercise program that is easy to integrate in normal training programs.
Methods: Patients with chronic ankle instability were used, and results of three testing procedures before and afterward were compared: joint position sense, postural sway, and muscle reaction times to sudden inversion events on a tilting platform. A total of 30 subjects with 48 unstable feet were evaluated (exercise group: N = 31; control group: N = 17).
Results: In the exercise group, the results showed a significant improvement in joint position sense and postural sway as well as significant changes in muscle reaction times.
Conclusion: Based on the present results, a multi-station proprioceptive exercise program can be recommended for prevention and rehabilitation of recurrent ankle inversion injuries.