Ankle sprains are a common injury that often requires physiotherapy for rehabilitation. The goal of physiotherapy for ankle sprains is to restore the full range of motion, reduce pain and swelling, improve balance and stability, and prevent re-injury.
It’s important to work with a physiotherapist to create a personalized rehabilitation program that is appropriate for the type and severity of the ankle sprain. The length of physiotherapy may vary depending on the individual case, but generally, 6-12 weeks of rehabilitation is typical for a mild to moderate sprain.
Treatment may include:
Ice therapy to reduce swelling and pain
Compression and elevation to reduce swelling
Stretching and range of motion exercises to regain flexibility
Strengthening exercises to improve stability and prevent reinjury
Balance and proprioception exercises to improve coordination
Taping or bracing to provide support
Manual therapy to improve mobility and reduce pain