Carrie Docherty

Associate Professor and Director, Post Professional Athletic Training Program
Kinesiology

Interim Associate Dean for Community and Global Engagement
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
Courses
  • HPER A588 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injuries
  • HPER A590 Athletic Training Principles for the Lower Extremity
  • HPER A610/A611 Research Seminar in Athletic Training
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

Dr. Docherty also serves as Interim Associate Dean for Community and Global Engagement, a role in which she’s responsible for working with experts within the school to develop new and innovative ways to train the public health workforce. In addition, she oversees the school’s community outreach efforts locally, within Indiana, and across the globe.

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

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. Accepted & In Press. 2017.

Simon J, Donahue M*, Docherty CL. Current Practices in the use of Ankle Taping and Bracing in the College and High School setting. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. Accepted & In Press. 2017.

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. Accepted & In Press. 2017.

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.

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.

Jackson K, Simon J, Docherty CL Extended Use of Kinesiology Tape Improves Balance in Subjects with Chronic Ankle Instability. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(1): 16-21

Simon J & Docherty CL. Self-Reported Use and Opinions of Ankle Prophylaxes in Division III Collegiate Athletes: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 2015; 20(6): 51-57.

Wesley C, Aronson P, Docherty CL. Lower Extremity Landing Biomechanics in Both Sexes after a Functional Exercise Protocol. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(9): 914-920.

Newell T, Simon J, Docherty CL. Arch-Taping Techniques for Altering Navicular Height and Plantar Pressures during Activity. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(8): 825-832.

Hall E, Docherty CL, Simon JE, Kingma J, Klossner JC. Strength-training Protocols Improve Deficits Present in Subjects with Chronic Ankle Instability: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015; 50(1):36-44.

Simon J and Docherty CL. Slower Nerve Conduction Velocity in Individuals with Functional Ankle Instability. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 35(9): 731-736.

Tanen L, Docherty CL, Van Der Pol B, Simon J, Schrader J. Prevalence of Chronic Ankle Instability in High School and Division I Athletes. Foot & Ankle Specialist. 2014; 7(1):37-44.

Kaminski T, Hertel J, Amendola N, Docherty CL, Dolan MJ, Hopkins T, Nussbaum E, Poppy W, Richie D. National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Conservative Management and Prevention of Ankle Sprains in Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013; 48(4): 528-545

Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty CL, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E. Selection Criteria for Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability in Controlled Research: A Position Statement of the International Ankle Consortium. Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(8): 585-591. (Concurrent publication in British Journal of Sports Medicine & Journal of Athletic Training