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What do you do when the MD disagrees with you about the ACL reconstruction rehabilitation timeline? acl rehabilitation Feb 06, 2023

Hey everyone!  I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr. Kyle Matsel. We get tons of questions about our ACL reconstruction rehabilitation courses on MedBridge, where we take a person from early stage rehab all the way through high level performance.

One of the questions that we get...

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How do you navigate limited insurance visits after ACL reconstruction? acl medbridge rehabilitation Feb 01, 2023

Phil:  Hey, everyone.  I have the pleasure of being joined by Dr. Kyle Matsel. We did several courses for MedBridge on returning to full performance after ACL reconstruction, and we get a lot of questions, so I thought we'd take this opportunity to answer one of those questions today....

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Full Knee Hyperextension and Quad Lag after ACL reconstruction acl knee extension Jan 17, 2023

Full knee hyperextension equal to the contralateral side is essential after ACL reconstruction. or any post-operative knee.

I know most of you are already looking at this post-operatively and are doing this very well, but we still see this missed quite frequently. We find that if there is...

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How does the CKCUEST relate to the Y Balance Test Upper Quarter? closed kinetic chain y balance test Dec 13, 2022

With upper body return to sport testing, should you do both a Y Balance Test Upper Quarter and Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUEST)

What do they tell us?  Is one a replacement for the other? 

One of the ways I like to look at the upper extremity closed...

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Why would you do a Y Balance Test Upper Quarter on someone with a lower body injury? closed kinetic chain lower body injury y balance test Dec 05, 2022

While it seems that upper body closed kinetic chain testing might not be relevant to ankle and knee injuries, its importance and the connection may surprise you.

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Toe Touch and Active Straight Leg Raise Corrective Progression posterior chain straight leg raise pattern toe touch Nov 15, 2022

How to get the toe touch and active straight leg raise pattern to stick?

Frequently, it is relatively straightforward to restore a person's toe touch or active straight leg raise pattern, but the problem becomes keeping it. You can get the pattern normalized in a session...

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Scapular Stabilization with Lower Trunk Rotation scapular stability thoracic rotation Nov 05, 2022

This is one of my favorite scapular stabilization exercises. To me, one of the important cues is to bring knees toward the palms. This helps keep the lumbar locked (encourages rotation in lower thoracic spine).

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How can I make group testing more efficient with limited staff? fms group testing testing y balance test Nov 02, 2022

In this Q & A video, I answer a reader-submitted question about how to use students to make group testing more efficient.

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Core Engaged Snow Angels core resistance training Nov 01, 2022

Looking for a great exercise to enhance scapulohumeral rhythm? Try core engaged lumbar locked floor angels.

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Sprinter's Stretch with Rotation readiness activities Oct 31, 2022

The sprinter's stretch with rotation is one of my favorite readiness activities. I'd love to hear some of your favorites. Send me an email with your favorite readiness activities.

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How do you get athletes, coaches, and parents to “buy in” to injury prevention? injury prediction injury risk Oct 24, 2022

When it comes to injury prevention, frequently we are excited, passionate and ready to get started only to hit road blocks: no one seems to want to give it the attention that it deserves. Coaches don’t want to give up valuable practice time, parents can’t fit it into jam packed...

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A Commonly Missed Impairment After ACL Reconstruction acl reconstruction recovery Oct 11, 2022

Let's talk about one of the most commonly missed impairments after ACL reconstruction --  loss of knee flexion range of motion. To me, this is defined as getting the ischial tuberosities all the way back to the heels (researchers define it as within 5 degrees compared to the...

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