Examining the relationship between chronic ankle instability symptoms and dual-task balance performance

Christopher J. Burcal, Erik A. Wikstrom

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Abstract

Dual-task interference is a phenomenon that often results in performance tradeoffs when simultaneously completing tasks. Inconsistent results in the literature suggest an individualistic response to dual-tasking among chronic ankle instability (CAI) patients. We aim to examine the relationship between dual-task balance outcomes and patient- and clinician-oriented outcomes as well as injury characteristics in CAI patients. We identified moderate correlations between a higher number of ankle rolling instances in the past 3 months and worse balance while dual-tasking. Our results highlight the potential individualistic nature of dual-task impairments that may be masked within larger group comparisons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Cognitive loading
  • Motor control
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Unstable ankles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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