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Free webinar – Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury

As we continue to work with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series: Investigating and Preventing Sport-Related Ankle Sprain Injury.

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday 26th April 2017
Presenter: Dr Daniel Fong, PhD, FISBS, FHKASMSS

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Ankle sprain is common in sports and therefore it is worth investigating and preventing. The webinar will first cover a series of biomechanics studies on ankle inversion sprain mechanism. This involved a forensic motion analysis on video footages of real injury incidents. The second part will present a wearable anti-sprain system to prevent the injury by monitoring the injury hazard by motion sensors and preventing it by stimulating shank muscles for very quick corrective motion. Current attempts to modify the device for prehabilitation was also presented.

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Learning outcomes of the webinar

Following the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principle of the anti-sprain system for the prevention of ankle inversion sprain injury
  • Identify the causes of ankle injury and describe the mechanism
  • Participants should also be able to demonstrate how biomechanics research can quantify the injury mechanism for the purpose of injury prevention

About the presenter

Dr Daniel Fong is currently a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK. He is a fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and is currently the editor of the society’s journal, Sports Biomechanics. He is also a core member of the International Ankle Consortium which has recently published several consensus articles to advocate the importance and direction of research related to ankle sprain injury and instability. He is a life member of The World Association of Chinese Biomedical Engineers and a fellow of The Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science.

Join in

Before, during and after the presentation we will be using #AnkleWebinar on our Twitter page (@HumanKineticsEU). If you have any questions or wish to join in with the conversation you can use this # or tag us in your tweets.

You can also submit questions beforehand on the signup page. There is also an option on the webinar interface to submit questions during the presentation, time permitting these will be put to Dr Daniel Fong in the Q&A section at the end of the presentation.

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We have over 150 webinars to chose from online and this webinar will be the 24th that we have done with BASES. All BASES webinars can be found at

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