Carrie L. Docherty
- Ph.D. at University of Virginia, 2003
- M.Ed. at University of Virginia, 1996
- B.S. at Indiana University, 1995
- Co-Director of Athletic Training Education Program and Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Michigan, 1997-1999
- Lecturer and Assistant Athletic Trainer, Georgia Southern University, 1996-1997
- Member, National Athletic Trainers' Association Pronouncement Committee, 2005-present
My ongoing line of research has focused on the proper assessment and prevention of ankle instability. Though functional ankle instability is a multifaceted phenomenon, I have concentrated on the strength, proprioception, and functional deficits that are often present with this injury. The ability to determine if certain characteristics may predispose someone to ankle injuries provides the opportunity to implement preventative measures and potentially decrease the frequency of these injuries. Functional ankle instability has traditionally been assessed in a myriad of ways and has generally been very subjective in nature; therefore, I have also developed the Ankle Instability Instrument to provide a more objective means to properly identify this phenomenon. Reliability and validity of this instrument have been investigated, and subsequent research projects will continue to integrate this measure into proper identification of participants with ankle instability.
Selected Recent Research Publications
Henry B, E McLoda, CL Docherty, J Schrader. (2009) The Effect of Plyometric Training at the Ankle on Peroneal Muscle Reaction Time. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. In Press.
Caffrey E, CL Docherty, J Schrader, J Klossner. (2009) The Ability of Four Single-Limb Hopping Tests to Detect Functional Performance Deficits in Individuals with Functional Ankle Instability. Journal of Orthopeadic Sports Physical Therapy. In Press.
Hirai D, CL Docherty, J Schrader. (2009) The Relationship between Functional and Mechanical Ankle Instability in Physically Active Individuals. Foot and Ankle International. In Press.
Docherty CL, K Rybak. (2009) Reliability of the Anterior Drawer and Talar Tilt Tests Using the LigmasterTM Joint Arthrometer. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 18(3): 389-397.
Purcell S, B Shuckman, CL Docherty, W Poppy, J Schrader. (2009) Difference in Ankle Range of Motion Before and After Exercise in Two Tape Conditions. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(2):383-387.
Docherty CL, BL Arnold. (2008) Force Sense Deficits in Functionally Unstable Ankles. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 26(11): 1489-1493.
Buchanan A, CL Docherty, J Schrader. (2008) Functional Performance Testing in Participants with Functional Ankle Instability and in a Healthy Control Group. Journal of Athletic Training. 43(4): 342-346.
Fox J, CL Docherty, J Schrader, T Applegate. (2008) Eccentric Plantar Flexor Torque Deficits in Participants with Functional Ankle Instability. Journal of Athletic Training. 43(1): 51-54.
Docherty CL, BL Arnold, S Hurwitz. (2006) Contralateral Force Sense Deficits are Related to the Presence of Functional Ankle Instability. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 24(7): 1412-1419.
Venesky K, CL Docherty, J Dapena, J Schrader. (2006) Prophylactic Ankle Braces and Knee Varus-Valgus and Internal-External Rotation Torque. Journal of Athletic Training. 41(3): 239-244.
Arnold BL, CL Docherty. (2006) Low-Load Eversion Force Sense, Self-Reported Ankle Instability, and Frequency of Giving-Way. Journal of Athletic Training. 41(3): 233-238.
Docherty CL, T Valovich McLeod, SJ Shultz. (2006) Postural Control Deficits in Participants with Functional Ankle Instability as Measured by the Balance Error Scoring System. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 16(3): 203-208.
Docherty CL, BM Gansneder, BL Arnold, S Hurwitz. (2006) Development and Reliability of the Ankle Instability Instrument. Journal of Athletic Training. 41(2): 154-158.
McVey ED, RM Palmieri, CL Docherty, SM Zinder, CD Ingersoll. (2005) Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition in the Leg Muscles of Subjects Exhibiting Functional Ankle Instability. Foot and Ankle International. 26(12): 1055-1061.
Docherty CL, BL Arnold, BM Gansneder, J Geick, S Hurwitz. (2005) Functional-Performance Deficits in Volunteers with Functional Ankle Instability. Journal of Athletic Training. 40(1): 30-34.
Arnold BL, CL Docherty. Bracing and Rehabilitation - what's new. (2004) Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2004; 23(1): 83-95.
Docherty CL, BL Arnold, SM Zinder, BM Gansneder, K Granata. (2004) Relationship between Two Proprioceptive Measures and Stiffness at the Ankle. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 14(3): 317-324.
Courses Recently Taught
HPER A588 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injuries
HPER A590 Athletic Training Principles for the Lower Extremity
HPER A610/A611 Research Seminar in Athletic Training