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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Heel Raises performance rehabilitation

Here’s how I do heel raises now, and it has helped my rehab and performance clients a lot.

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One of the most underutilized exercises in rehabilitation isometrics rehabilitation

Isometrics are one of the most powerful tools in rehabilitation, yet they are underutilized. In this video, I discuss the benefits of using isometrics at all phases of rehabilitation.

I want to talk about one of the most underutilized exercises or exercise techniques in rehabilitation, and it's...

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