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Table 2 Stepwise exercise schedule with training modality accents per phase

From: The ANKLE TRIAL (ANKLE treatment after injuries of the ankle ligaments): what is the benefit of external support devices in the functional treatment of acute ankle sprain? : a randomised controlled trial

  Training Modalities
Step Time N* Range of motion Weight bearing Walking Stretching Strength Balance
1 0-2
days
1-3 +++ minimal -crutches - - -
2 3-10
days
4-6 + + +
guided by pain
   
3 11-21
days
7-10 ++ ++ ++
incl running
+ + ++
one leg standing
4 3-6
weeks
11-14 ++ ++ ++ + ++ +++
  1. * Number of exercises