Richard Kan Jenny Truong


Objective: The purpose of this case study was to report the chiropractic management of a patient following a Bröstrom-Gould surgical intervention.

Clinical Features: A 41-year-old woman presented with lateral ankle instability and pain following a number of inversion sprains over a 3 year period. Following specialist reviewal, a reconstructive surgical procedure, a Bröstrom-Gould procedure, was recommended.

Intervention and Outcome: A three phase approach was applied to rehabilitation aiming at ankle range of motion, rebuilding strength through the calf and lower limb musculature and return to sport with plyometric and strength endurance featuring. The athlete returned to unencumbered athletic participation with significant changes in Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FOAS) questionnaires. Follow up evaluation revealed no pain or functional complaints.

Conclusion: Graded rehabilitation focusing on range of motion, strength and plyometric qualities can return athletes to full function athletic participation, and can be adequately applied by sports chiropractors.


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