Ankle Sprain Return to Sport P/Rehab Program
Return to Sport Safely & Optimize Your Foot & Ankle Health
Return to Sport
Reduce Injury Risk
Ankle sprains are the most common lower extremity injury that occurs in basketball. ONLY 55% of athletes seek out advice from a health care provider on proper rehab. As a result, ankle sprains may lead to delayed return to sport, chronic instability and prolonged issues for up to 3 years! Take control of your rehab and continue to play the sport you love!
- 2 Main Phases: 1) Build the Foundation; 2) Sport Specific Training
- 6-Week Total; 5-Training Days Per Week
- Checkpoints & Objective Tests Throughout the Program and to Track Your Progress
- Developed by Doctors of Physical Therapy and Backed by a Fellow-Trained Foot/Ankle Specialists
- 150+ Exercises with Step-By-Step Video Guided Instructions
What is the Program?
The Ankle Sprain Rehab & Return to Sport Program was developed by doctors of physical therapy and movement specialists in collaboration with a fellow-trained physician and foot/ankle specialist. We have treated countless athletes following an ankle sprain while accomplishing the successful goal of returning to sport.
It is an easy to follow, step-by-step, online program to optimize the function and health of your foot and ankle. It will teach you how to regain and improve your mobility, while building a strong and stable foundation for your entire body, especially the foot and ankle.
Ultimately, our program is designed to help you rehab all the way from initial ankle injury to returning to playing the sport you love, while diminishing your risk of another injury!
Who is this Program for?
Athletes rehabbing from a recent or past lateral ankle sprain.
Players with a history of ankle injury were 4.9 times more likely to sustain an ankle injury.
Repeated ankle sprains, recurrent bouts of instability, and residual symptoms from an ankle sprain are precursor signs and symptoms consistent with chronic ankle instability.
Chronic ankle instability has been associated with decreased quality of life and may lead to post traumatic ankle osteoarthritis.
Proactive Athletes wanting to prevent a future ankle sprain.
Players who did not stretch were 2.7 times more likely to injure an ankle than players who did stretch.
If you have an anterior right/left reach distance discrepancy greater than 4 cm, you are 2.5 times more likely to sustain an injury.
53.7% of total time missed due to a basketball injury was from an ankle injury.
Being available to play and showcase yourself to scouts, could be the difference of making it to the next level or not
Check Out These Sample Videos
Split Squat Deceleration
Lateral Hop Line Test
Ankle DF Bench Mobilization
Built on Research & Expertise
Exercise selection and prescription backed by scientific evidence
- Sorted through hundreds of research papers: systematic reviews and randomized controlled studies
- Complied the most relevant information
Over 15-years of combined Physical Therapy clinical experience
- Doctors of Physical Therapy
- National Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
- Graduated from the #1 Ranked Physical Therapy School in the Nation: University of Southern California
- Fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon specializing in advanced reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, sports injuries, and trauma
- Patient care focused on quality and a team approach
- Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia
- Residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Florida Health in Jacksonville
Successful stories from countless of athletes
Frequently Asked Questions
The Basketball Ankle Sprain Return to Sport P/Rehab Program is great for any basketball player from all ages that have had an ankle sprain. Also, for any athlete that wants to improve their foot and ankle health and performance by optimizing movement patterns and stability. We make it easy for you to take care of your ankle at home or at a gym while decreasing your risk of having another ankle sprain.
This program is designed more specifically for basketball and volleyball players due to the amount of jumping and landing; however, any athlete, who has sprained their ankle or wants to optimize their foot and ankle health, will benefit from this program! The return to sport and sport-specific training in the last phase of the program is more focused towards return to basketball than other sports. Those movement patterns are great cross-training exercises that can translate to other sports.
The Basketball Ankle Sprain Return to Sport P/Rehab Program includes exercise videos with verbal and written instructions of over 150 videos. Each exercise provides you with details regarding how to perform it, where you should be feeling it, and common compensations to avoid. We also tell you exactly how many reps, sets and rest periods should be done per exercise.
The program will take you through a step-by-step progression on what we believe is the progression of lower body exercises to help you rehab your ankle. These exercises will focus on strengthening, mobility and stability to get you back jumping, running, and playing basketball.
Furthermore, we provide objective measurements that help you track your progress and test your ability to return to basketball at the end of the program. Furthermore, a pre-recorded “virtual Doctor visit” with our Fellow-Trained Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon to help understand where you should be and what to expect at the end of the program.
The program is broken down into 2 main phases: 1) Building the Foundation, and 2) Sports Specific Training. We emphasize the importance oh having proper mobility, strength, and stability to be able to tolerate higher demand activities, such as running, jumping, change of direction, and sport-specific movement. As a result, our Building the Foundation phase makes sure you have the tools you need to have a successful rehab and return to sport. In our Return to Sport program, we continue to build your base strength and mechanics while re-introducing basketball specific movement to get you back on the court and begin your return to your prior performance.
In addition, we provide return to sport tests that you need at the end of the program, as well as, a pre-recorded “virtual Doctor check-in” with a Fellow-Trained Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon that helps you understand where you should be at.
Finally, as a team of sports physical therapists and orthopedic surgeon, we have worked with thousands of athletes and we have built this program to take you all the way from initial injury to being able to return to sport.
- Learn how to improve your lower body mobility, motor control, strength, and stability
- Track progress from function, discomfort levels, mobility, and ability to return to sport via measurements
- Recognize if you need to see your local healthcare provider in person
- Restore your overall function of your foot & ankle health
- Return to sport-related activities and eventual return to full participation in your sport
This program requires very little equipment. Recommended equipment is provided below with links if you would like to purchase anything. Most commercial gyms will have all equipment you would need for this program. All you would need is:
The Basketball Ankle Sprain Return to Sport P/Rehab Program is a total of 6 weeks. The 6 weeks are broken up into 2 main phases with proper progressions. Each week contains at least 5 training days, with 2-3 days being your big rehab days (45-70 minutes) and the other two days being shorter (30-40 minutes) that are focused on different goals.
In short, yes.
If you had an acute or recent ankle sprain (<2-3 weeks), you would benefit more from our Early Ankle Sprain Rehab Program that is geared more toward regaining to normal function of your foot and ankle, be able to complete everyday tasks, and optimize the healing process of your ankle. Once you complete the Early Ankle Sprain Rehab Program, then you get the most benefit from this Return to Sport P/Rehab Program.
Once you have purchased it, you can start right away! You will receive an email showing you how to sign in and get started right away. After signing into The Basketball Doctors App, the program can be used via our Basketball Docs app on your iPhone, Android, computer, iPad or whichever device that is compatible with our app.