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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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Best MedBridge Courses for Athletic Trainers acl athletic training ceu discharge testing low back pain medbridge medbridge discount medbridge promo code performance return to sport

 

Best Courses for Athletic Trainers For Working with Athletes with Back or Neck Pain

As athletic trainers, historically our education on low back pain has left a lot to be desired. Since a lot of athletes and active individuals (e.g. factory workers) have low back pain, it is important that...

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How do you get buy-in from a coach or team? communication group testing

I'm often asked, "How do you get buy-in with a coach or a team in your group testing, your pre-participation physical testing?"  I will tell you, this actually goes to getting buy-in in just about anything. 

See, we're so excited about what we're doing, whether that's group testing or a...

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Why do you emphasize achieving full knee hyperextension after ACL reconstruction? acl

The question is, "Why do you emphasize that you should achieve full knee hyperextension after ACL reconstruction?"  And I tell you what, I am shocked at this being such a hot button issue.  The amount of pushback, the number of questions, the amount of, "Wow, I didn't even know...

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Some Thoughts on Phil's Impact coaches club phil plisky

In this video, members of the Coaches Club share their thoughts on how Phil has impacted them both personally and professionally.

Coaches Club members interviewed:

Casey Schack, DPT, CSCS, Cert-MDT, founder of The Performance Schack, Director of Therapy at Sterling Care

Jose...

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Are asymmetries in the FMS acceptable in one-sided dominant sports? baseball fms soccer softball volleyball

"I have a question about 3/2 asymmetries on the FMS.  I understand that 3/1s and 2/1s are never accepted or acceptable. 3/2s are acceptable on shoulder mobility and pitchers because of the adaptations in the shoulder from throwing." I assume it refers to the humeral torsion that occurs, a...

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