March - April 2012 - Editorial
Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries that orthopedic physiotherapists treat on a day-to-day basis. The most common of these injuries are the ankle sprain and ankle fracture. An ankle sprain obviously results in an acute injury but in some cases this can lead to chronic ankle instability.
CURRENT ISSUE:
March - April 2012 Volume 25, No. 1

Welcome to 2012!  We hope that your year has started well. Thank-you to all of our members who have completed the surveys that we emailed over the past 2 months.  The results of our latest survey regarding our future involvement with CPA Congress, Symposium, or a combination thereof will be available shortly. Highlights of the results of our first survey in November 2011 revealed the following: slight majority voted to resume our old format of holding an orthopaedic symposium; overwhelming majority would like to see a full day of orthopaedic programming pre-or-post CPA Congress….as you can see here, our situation is not resolved yet.  There are mixed opinions amongst the membership as to what direction the division should be heading with respect to our annual educational programming.  This is why we sent out a second, more pointed, survey.  As an executive, we want to solicit the opinion of our valued members in order to make an informed and democratic decision.  Hopefully the results of the second survey and discussions with CPA will assist us in doing that.  We have the best interests of our members in mind.

1. Effects of a Proximal or Distal Tibiofibular Joint Manipulation on Ankle Range of Motion and Functional Outcomes in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability
James R. Beazell, DPT, OCS, ATC, Faaompti • Terry L. Grindstaff, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS, CSCS2 • Lindsay D. Sauer, PhD, ATC3 Eric M. Magrum, DPT, OCS, Faaompti • Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA4 • Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA5
2. Evidence-based treatment for ankle injuries: a clinical perspective
Chung-Wei Christine Lin,1 Claire E Hiller,2 and Rob A de Bie3
3. The influence of Mulligan ankle taping during balance performance in subjects with unilateral chronic ankle instability
Diana Hopper, , Karin Samsson, Tobias Hulenik, Cheryl Ng, Toby Hall, Kim Robinson Curtin University of Technology, School of Physiotherapy, Bentley, Australia
4. HOAC: Ankle
  • To present current evidence to support the use of manual therapy with ankle inversion injury.
  • To present evidence for the use of proprioceptive and balance exercise programs.
  • To address re-occurrence and prevention of ankle inversion injuries.

Advanced Exams 2011

Congratulations to all those who participated in or successfully completed the 2011 Advanced Examination in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.  After each exam session, the examiners in both centres, Vancouver and Toronto, offer a few pointers for therapists preparing for future Advanced Exams.  We hope that these suggestions are helpful for you, your mentors and study groups.

Intermediate Exams 2011

The new format of the intermediate exam having only a practical exam, and no written component, was started in 2011. Candidates must remember that there is theory content in the practical exam and they should come prepared

Note that as of 2013, spinal manipulation techniques will be examined in the intermediate practical exam