Carrie Docherty

Professor and Director, Post Professional Athletic Training Program
Kinesiology

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs / Professor
School of Public Health-Bloomington

cdochert@indiana.edu
(812) 856-6035
PH 121A

Education
  • University of Virginia, Ph.D., 2003
  • University of Virginia, M.Ed., 1996
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1995
Background
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2017
  • Fellow, National Athletic Trainers Association, 2012
  • Member, Review Committee. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, 2016-present.
  • Member, Fellows Committee. National Athletic Trainers Association, 2015-present.
  • Accreditation Site Visitor. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, 2013-present.
  • Member, International Ankle Consortium Executive Board. 2012-present
Research Interests

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 Publications

Delahunt E, Bleakley CM, Bossard DS, Caulfield BM, Docherty CL, Doherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DT, Hertel J, Hiller CE, Kaminski TW, McKeon PO, Refshauge KM, Remus A, Verhagen EA, Vicenzino BT, Wikstrom EA, Gribble PA. Clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries: consensus statement and recommendations of the International Ankle Consortium. British Journal of Sports Medicine

Simon J and Docherty CL. Health-related quality of life is decreased in middle-aged adults with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2018: Accepted

McPherson A, Schrader J, Docherty CL. Ground Reaction Forces in Ballet: Differences according to footwear and jump condition. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 2018: Accepted

Dewolf A, McPherson A*, Besong K*, Hiller C, Docherty CL. Quantitative measures to determine pointe readiness in youth ballet dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science: 2018: In Press.

Simon J*, Grooms D, Docherty CL. The impact of osteoarthritis following surgery on health-related quality of life in former collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2018: In Press.

Simon J, Wikstrom E, Grooms D, Docherty CL, Dompier T, Kerr Z. Descriptive epidemiology of services provided by athletic trainers for the treatment of ankle sprain in high schools. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018: In Press. (Being held for a Special Edition: Ankle Injuries in Sport)

Madsen L, Hall E, Docherty CL Assessing Outcomes in People having Chronic Ankle Instability: The Ability of Functional Performance Tests to Measure Deficits in Physical Function and Perceived Instability. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2018: 48(5): 372-380.

Hall E, Chomistek A, Kingma J, Docherty CL. Effectiveness of balance training and strength training protocols to improve CAI deficits. Part I: Assessing clinical outcome measures. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018: 53(6), 568-577.

Hall E, Chomistek A, Kingma J, Docherty CL. Effectiveness of balance training and strength training protocols to improve CAI deficits. Part II: Assessing patient-reported outcome measures. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018: 53(6), 578-583.

Smith B, Curtis B, Docherty CL. Effects of hip strengthening on neuromuscular control, hip strength, and self-reported functional deficits in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2018: 27(4):364-370

Ensign K, Dodge B, Herbenick D, Docherty CL. Development of an instrument to assess athletic trainers’ attitudes toward transgender patients. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018: 53 (4), 431-436

Martinez R, Ferreira CL, De Castro Lugli L, Da Conceicao Souza V, De Oliveira J, Silva JB, Docherty CL, Yi LC. Translation, cross-cultrual adaptation and measurement properties of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Identification of Functional Ankle Instability (IDFAI) questionnaire. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2018:29:1-8.

Simon J & Docherty CL. The impact of previous athletic experience on current physical fitness in former collegiate athletes and non-collegiate athletes. Sports Health. A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2017: 9(5): 462-468.

Hueber G, Sage B, Hall E*, Docherty CL. Prophylactic ankle bracing has no effect on lower extremity alignment or functional performance. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017:38(8):637-643.

Simon J, Donahue M*, Docherty CL. Current practices and attitudes in the use of ankle taping and bracing in the college and high school setting. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 2017; 22(4):34-42.

Hall E & Docherty C. Validity of clinical outcome measures to evaluate ankle range of motion during the weight-bearing lunge test. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2017;20(7):618-621.

Bigouette J, Liu K, Simon J, Docherty CL. Examining the joint kinematics of people suffering chronic ankle instability during running. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(9): 682-687.

Madsen L, Evans T, Snyder A, Docherty CL. PROMIS physical function item bank v.1.0: Physical function assessment for athletic training clientele. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(9): 727-732.

Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty CL, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E,Verhagen E. 2016 Consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: Prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016: 50(24):1493-1495.

Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty CL, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E, Verhagen E. Evidence review for the 2016 International Ankle Consortium consensus statement on the prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016: 50(24):1496-1505.

Simon J & Docherty CL Current health-related quality of life is lower in former Division I collision athletes compared to contact and limited-contact athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(2): 205-212.