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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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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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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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Full Knee Hyperextension After ACL Reconstruction acl hypermobility knee extension

The most common question we get after our ACL reconstruction rehabilitation course on MedBridge is why do you emphasize that you need to achieve full knee hyperextension after ACL reconstruction?

So I thought I would dive in deep into this topic.  And I think it comes with some natural...

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ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation With Non-Athletes acl

[Phil]:  Hey, everyone. I've been having some discussions with Dr. Kyle Matsel, and he's joining me again here. And we've been talking about ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, and we've really talked a lot about return to sport and high level competition.

But what I want to talk about is how...

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What if you and the surgeon have different return to sport timelines after ACL reconstruction? acl rehabilitation

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

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

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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January 2024 Coaches Club Q&A acl basketball injury prevention reconstruction rehabilitation soccer volleyball

In this Q&A video, I address the following questions:

  1. How do you handle knee pain in the 6-9 month timeframe post ACLR?
  2. Do you have any suggestions on improving quad strength at 10 months post op?
  3. FIFA 11+ is helpful for soccer injury reduction.  Are there other programs for other...
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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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A Commonly Missed Impairment After ACL Reconstruction acl reconstruction recovery

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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