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Blog Category: Knee & Leg

HAMSTRING INJURIES
October 5, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Hamstring Injuries by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. There are 3 hamstring muscles that cross the hip and knee joint and are better suited for speed than power. Severe hamstring tears can involve an … Continue reading

QUADRICEPS MUSCLE WEAKNESS FOLLOWING ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY
August 10, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Quadriceps Muscle Weakness Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. The goal is to accomplish at least 90% symmetry between quadriceps muscles on the involved and non-involved leg following reconstruction … Continue reading

WHY DO HAMSTRING INJURIES TAKE SO LONG TO HEAL?
June 29, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Why do Hamstring injuries take so long to heal? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Hamstring injuries usually occur in conjunction with a sudden lunge, jump or burst of speed. Hamstring injuries usually occur … Continue reading

CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR RUNNING STYLE?
June 15, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Can you change your running style? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. When running the foot can hit the ground with 3 to 7x the body weight. A faster rate of impact loading can … Continue reading

ASSESSING ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) INJURY RISK
May 18, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Assessing Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Risk by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Landing with hyperextended or “knock knees” predisposes a person to an ACL injury. Strength development in the hips can help eliminate … Continue reading

PROPER ACTIVITY LEVEL WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS
March 9, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Proper Activity Level with Osteoarthritis by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. The most common cause of OA is genetics. The second most common cause of OA is trauma to the joint and not impact … Continue reading

CONTROL YOUR ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN WITH BUTTOCKS EXERCISE
February 23, 2017 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Control Your Anterior Knee Pain with Buttocks Exercise by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Anterior knee pain can have numerous origins. Two of the most common are abnormal patella tracking and distal ITB irritation. … Continue reading

ACL PREVENTION PROGRAMS AT HOME… DO THEY WORK?
December 22, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

ACL prevention programs at home… do they work? by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. 1 in 20 collegiate level female athletes sustain an ACL injury. 1 in 50 high school level female athletes sustain … Continue reading

MINDSET AND AN ACL INJURY
November 3, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Mindset and an ACL injury by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. Rehabilitation from ACL reconstruction takes approximately the same amount of time regardless of the graft choice. Greater than 200,000 ACL surgeries are performed … Continue reading

HIKING WITHOUT PAIN
October 6, 2016 by ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute

Hiking Without Pain by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute Tid Bits of Info. DOMS is most pronounced 48 hours after the onset if no activity is performed the next day. DOMS is not a “build-up” of lactic acid. … Continue reading