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Full Knee Hyperextension and Quad Lag after ACL reconstruction acl knee extension

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 do you juggle all domains of performance with your athletes? athletic training coaches club performance rehabilitation strength & conditioning

Being a performance rehabilitation provider coach is like spinning seven different plates at once.  You remember that, from the circus, where a guy would start spinning one plate and go down the line and spin the plates on a stick?  And by the time he got to the last one, the first one...

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Do you use a spine return to sport checklist? return to sport spine

I think one of my favorite return to sport checklists that we have is the Spine Return to Sport Checklist.  It's probably the least utilized and admittedly so in my practice, it was the least utilized.  We think of lower extremity return to sport checklists and what are we going to do...

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How to Use the Upper Body Return to Sport Checklist discharge testing return to sport upper body

I want to tell you about using the upper body return to sport checklist.  This is a little bit different. We don't typically see or use return to sport tests as frequently as the lower body.  The lower body is a lot more common, but the upper body is just as important.  The problem...

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ACLR Guidelines: A Cookbook or an Essential Checklist acl physical therapy rehabilitation

I know there's a lot of controversy in rehabilitation about using post-op protocols, and I get it.  It's not supposed to be cookie cutter.  It's not supposed to be cookbook type of thing, what we're doing. It should be based on the individual. 

But here's why I really like rehab...

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Recovery vs. Restoring After Pitching baseball recovery restoring

Recovering vs restoring after pitching – does the word we use matter? When players become more serious about the game, they understand the importance of preparing their mind and body to compete. Unfortunately, our focus really needs to shift from not only preparing for competition but also...

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Same Side Connected Rolling

I use this exercise all the time to improve multisegemental rotation and rotary stability. I frequently use it after segmental rolling or if someone uses lumbar extension to perform the upper extremity segmental flexion rolling. I know it has been called “hard rolling” but I prefer to...

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Tips for Using the Return to Sport & Discharge Checklists discharge testing return to sport

I think one of the things I don't do often enough in rehab, especially long term rehab like ACL reconstructions, is revisit the discharge testing checklist. 

I do it at the beginning.  I'll do it pre-operatively to talk about it.  I'll do it post-operatively and describe the...

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How to Use the Return to Sport and Discharge Checklists discharge testing return to sport

I want to tell you how to use the discharge testing checklist.  It's organized in such a way that it goes from simple activities all the way down to complex.  So it starts off at range of motion and strengthening and goes all the way through hop testing, agility testing and that type of...

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