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Ankle: avoid another ankle sprain!
  1. Evert Verhagen1,2
  1. 1Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports, VU University Medical Center & Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Evert Verhagen, Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands; e.verhagen{at}vumc.nl

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The ankle app contains an 8-week neuromuscular exercise programme that aims to reduce the risk of recurrent ankle sprains. The effectiveness of the programme is supported by high-quality studies.

When the app is opened for the first time, the content and use is explained. The user then accesses a settings screen, where a starting date is chosen and three training days per week are designated. These settings provide the user with a personalised training plan. Push notifications can …

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