The effects of BAPS board proprioceptive training to improve balance and functional stability in young chronic ankle instability patients: A critically appraised topic

Michael Daniels, Aric Warren

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Abstract

Context: Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a term used to describe patients with recurrent ankle injuries that stem from an increase in joint laxity and decreased muscular strength. These patients are the ones that are hypothesized to benefit from proprioceptive training the most; however, there are many therapeutic tools to increase neuromuscular control. There has been an increase in proprioceptive training research on CAI patients, but there are limited studies looking at the proprioceptive benefits of the biomechanical ankle platform system (BAPS) board. Therefore, there is potential for the BAPS board to show improvements in neuromuscular control, like balance and functional stability, in CAI patients.

Clinical Question: Can proprioceptive training on a BAPS board improve balance and functional stability in young CAI patients?

Summary of Key Findings: The literature searched for studies comparing the effects of BAPS balance training on balance and functional stability in the ankle (Pubmed, PEDro Database, Medline, EBSCO host). Three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were found and compared. There was a significant difference found in balance and functional stability after BAPS board training in one of the RCTs; however, all three RCTs showed improvements before and after the training.

Clinical Bottom Line: There is moderate evidence to support the effects of proprioceptive training on functional stability in CAI patients; however, there is limited research to support BAPS board as a proprioceptive tool to increase functional stability in young CAI patients.

Strength of Recommendation: Level 2 evidence does exist to show the effects of BAPS board training on balance and functional stability in young CAI patients.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages32
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2021
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Days 2021: Poster presentation - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Campus, Tulsa, United States
Duration: 22 Feb 202126 Feb 2021

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Days 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTulsa
Period22/02/2126/02/21

Keywords

  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Proprioceptive training
  • BAPS board
  • Ankle injury treatment

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