A 15 year old soccer athlete came to us 2 days post severe ankle inversion sprain, that occurred during a match. Her goal was to return to play in a huge recruiting tournament in 2 weeks.
This athlete came to PT for 5 consecutive days and 2 days the following week- progressing to soccer specific drills by day 10.
Day 14 she was back on the field.
BUT, the athlete continued with a few additional PT sessions post return to play to continue LE strengthening and discontinued use of the brace 2 weeks later.