Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Michelle A. Sandrey.
The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of a prophylactic ankle brace over the course of an entire volleyball season would impair dynamic postural control. All volleyball players wore Active Ankle braces for all practices and games during the competitive season consisting of 12 weeks. All subjects who met the inclusion criteria were pre-tested on the Star Excursion Balance Test prior to the 2005 volleyball season to determine a level of dynamic postural control. They were also tested during the pre-testing period for ankle ligament laxity, ankle muscle strength, arch index and with and without the brace. They were tested on the SEBT again at a mid-point in the season and then again after the season.;Long term prophylactic ankle brace use may cause a decrease in dynamic postural control as measured by the SEBT. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Spencer, Brinn M., "The effects of prolonged prophylactic ankle bracing on dynamic postural control" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2460.