Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
University of Virginia, Ph.D., 2003
University of Virginia, M.Ed., 1996
Indiana University, B.S., 1995
- 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
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.
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