The Relationship Between Ankle and Knee Injuries in Division I Collegiate Athletes

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Kelly Helm


Arts and Sciences



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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-23-2016


The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between ankle injuries and future knee injuries. The subjects used for the study were all Division I athletes at Valparaiso University. The question to be answered was: Are ankle injuries precursors to knee injuries? Data was collected through a survey which was distributed to all athletic teams. The survey required information about previous ankle and knee injuries of each athlete. All surveys are in the process of coding and analysis. Descriptive statistics, correlation, and linear regression for inferential data will be used for analysis. No conclusion has yet been made about the relationship between ankle injuries and future knee injuries as data is under review.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Sarah E. Godwin is a senior exercise science major at Valparaiso University. She plans to continue her studies at physical therapy school post college, which is the reason for her choice of research relating to injuries. Her specific research topic is related to personal experiences with ankle injuries and major knee injuries throughout her athletic career.

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