Physical Therapy After an Ankle Sprain: Using the Evidence to Guide Physical Therapist Practice

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Apr;51(4):159-160. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.0503.


The revised clinical practice guideline (CPG) on ankle sprain, published in the April 2021 issue of the JOSPT, addresses issues related to both a first-time lateral ankle sprain and chronic ankle instability (CAI). Recommendations were made for preventing primary and recurrent injury. Evidence was also presented to support interventions for patients with an acute or postacute lateral ankle sprain, as well as for patients with CAI. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021;51(4):159-160. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0503.

Keywords: ankle; ankle sprain; chronic ankle instability; clinical practice; clinical practice guidelines.

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Ankle Injuries / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / physiopathology*
  • Joint Instability / therapy*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic