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How Do We Untangle the Evidence Around Shoulder Rehabilitation and Surgery? overhead athlete rehab & performance lab

Join me and my guest, Lenny Macrina, MSPT, CSCS, as we discuss shoulder rehabilitation and surgery.  We'll take a deep dive  into the complexities of untangling evidence surrounding shoulder rehabilitation, from dissecting recent research insights to translating them into actionable...

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Disconnected Expectations: How Do You Manage ACL Return-to-Sport Timelines? acl rehab & performance lab rehabilitation return to sport

 In the second episode of the Rehab & Performance Lab podcast, Disconnected Expectations: How Do You Manage ACL Return-to-Sport Timelines?, I team up with Dr. Kyle Matsel to discuss the complexities surrounding ACL return-to-sport timelines.  

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What things should you consider when working with non-op ACLR? acl rehabilitation

I recently received this question:

"I have had a couple patients now that have opted for the non-op route for ACL or PCL injuries. For context, they’re not current athletes are 30s to 50s, but do want to get back to their recreational activity. I’ve had a hard time finding...

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How Do We Create Effective Return-To-Running Protocols? medbridge rehab & performance lab return to sport running todd arnold

How Can We Create Effective Return-to-Running Protocols? 
Todd Arnold, MD, medical officer for elite athlete care at USA Track & Field, and I discuss the complexities of return-to-running protocols. We explore the research on the nuances of creating individualized...

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Rehab and Performance Lab Podcast medbridge performance rehab & performance lab rehabilitation

One of my favorite things to do is host a MedBridge live webinar, and the reason for that is we always leave time at the end to answer questions.  And those questions are great because they're real world questions.  They're questions on topics that maybe are a little more controversial...

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A Vision of the Future of Rehabilitation & Performance

I was having a conversation with a couple I had just met. They were telling me about their nephew who had torn his ACL in high school and subsequently tore it again. He then quit soccer permanently.

I was immediately saddened and frustrated that this happened to this young man. Now I certainly...

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Single Leg Heel Raise rehabilitation

One of my favorite tests in early return to sport rehabilitation is the single leg heel raise test.  We require the athlete to do 30 of them slow and controlled with full range of motion.  This is going to tell me three different things. One, first off, obviously, the strength of the...

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Things that Unlocked My Career career

I was at a conference and one of the questions we discussed was: "What were the things that unlocked your career?"  Here are some things I thought about.

1)  500 hours of continuing education in my first 5 years. 

That was a game-changer for me. I learned so much, but more...

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Discharge Testing: Why I Didn’t Do It discharge testing medbridge return to sport

I remember him vividly.

He was a cantankerous old farmer. You know the type. Rough and rugged exterior but would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. At 72, he was still working on the farm daily.

He’d had a total hip replacement and was resistant to physical therapy from the...

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How do you manage anterior knee pain after ACL reconstruction? acl knee extension physical therapy rehabilitation

Hey, everyone. I had a reader submitted question here about ACL reconstruction.

“Hello, I'm a PT and I've been really enjoying going through your med bridge courses. They've been super insightful, particularly with ACL reconstruction."

Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I love doing them....

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Why should athletic trainers use MedBridge for CEUs? athletic training ceu medbridge nata boc

My wife and I are athletic trainers, so we understand what a challenge it can be to get your CEUs completed in each reporting period. Fifty is a lot of CEUs and my wife does all of her continuing education through MedBridge. While getting the required CEUs is important, if I have to go through...

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Technique to Get Knee Extension ROM After ACL Reconstruction acl extension rom

Knee extension ROM is essential after ACL reconstruction. We know we need to restore it (including full hyperextension) but sometimes it can be tricky. Using this hold relax technique can be a game changer especially when you combine it with an external rotation bias.  

If you need a...

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