David Hillard - Lateral Ankle Sprains
APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist
David completed a post graduate Masters In Sports Physiotherapy and has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (hip, knee, and ankle), tendon pathologies, and shoulder injuries.
Working with basketball teams and players remains a core focus of David's work, and he has previously developed return to training rehab progressions, injury prevention and screening programs. As part of his varied sports coverage experience, David has worked with :
- Australian Boomers mens national basketball team
- Sydney Kings NBL
- Sydney University Flames WNBL
- Netball NSW teams
- Rowing Australia (bronze provider)
In this Sports MAP Masterclass David takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience on managing lateral ankle sprains in sport, covering topics that include:
- The mechanism of the injury
- Key subjective clues
- Differential diagnosis
- Acute associated pathologies of inversion ankle injuries
- Lateral ligament assessment
- David's detailed rehabilitation approach and stages
- Regaining ankle dorsiflexion
- Objective strength and functional assessment
- The relationship of hip strength and ankle injuries
- Incorporating ball skills into rehabilitation
- Extensive rehabilitation stage exercises
- Risk reduction of recurrent ankle sprains
Lateral Ankle Sprains
David graduated from the University of SA in 1999, and has completed a post graduate Masters In Sports Physiotherapy. He is also an ASCA accrediated Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coach.
He has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation (hip, knee, and ankle), tendon pathologies, and shoulder injuries.
As Zone 34’s senior Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist David offers consultations for complex cases and second opinion.
Through our Telehealth service he provides video consultations to basketballers around Australia and Worldwide. This service has proven to be extremely valuable to Australian athletes based in US NCAA College programs.
Information on the management and rehabilitation of common basketball injuries is available on David’s website basketball.physio