Taking Part

This page explains the AFTER Study for people who might be interested in joining.


Our study will find out if referral for physiotherapy appointments after a person aged 50 years or older has suffered a broken ankle improves recovery when compared to good quality advice on self-management.

Participants will be placed by chance into one of two groups by a computer program, this will make sure that the groups are similar and the comparison is fair. Over a 6-month period participants will be asked about their health, walking ability and other daily activities, as well as any complications and specific costs.

Patient Information

If you are considering taking part please follow the link below for more information about what will happen if you decide to take part:

More information

Videos explaining more about clinical research

To find out more about what we mean by research, please watch the following videos:

What is a trial?

Why do we do trials?

Who is in a research team?