ACL Anatomy – The ACL extends from the lateral femoral condyle to the anterior medial aspect of the tibia. This ligament contributes to knee stability via passive restraint, specifically through prevention of the tibia from anteriorly translating on the femur and through limiting rotational, varus, and valgus stresses at the knee joint. In addition to
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Any coach or physical therapist can tell you that the difference between a so-so season and a one at which you’re operating at peak performance is the care you give to recovery. Whether it’s a long run, a grueling practice or a tough game, heavy physical activity puts a strain on your muscles, joints and
What is an ACL Injury Prevention Program and why is it an important component to incorporate in athlete workouts?
A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury that occurs in athlete’s and can jeopardize an athlete’s athletic future. This is a devastating injury requiring many months of intense and painful rehabilitation and an interruption in sports participation. Post-operative rehabilitation can take 6-9 months, delaying return to sport and in some
First and foremost, there are many reasons your shoulder can hurt. Shoulder Impingement is only one example of common pathology amongst overhead athletes (i.e., quarterbacks and pitchers), weightlifters, and CrossFitters. The shoulder as a component of the upper extremity is similar to the hip within the lower extremity in terms of degrees of freedom and
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact, over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and poor joint movement.