ASSESSING ACL INJURY REHABILITATION IN HIGH LEVEL COMPETITION
Tid Bits of Info Nearly 200,000 ACL ruptures/tears occur every year in the U.S. Studies indicate that 10-30% of all ACL patients will suffer a re-injury. Most re-ruptures occur with a non-contact incident. The average time to return to high-level activity is...read more
INFLAMMATION MIGHT HELP MUSCLES HEAL AFTER AN INJURY
Tid Bits of Info If injured try the RICE method of treatment: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Muscle cells or myofibers do not reproduce. Thousands of myofibers make up a fascicle and thousands of fascicles make up what is known as a muscle. Healing...read more
STRENGTHENING HAMSTRING MUSCLES: BENEFITS AND EXERCISES
Tid Bits of Info There are 3 hamstring muscles but the biceps femoris has 2 parts. Functionally, the two parts of the biceps femoris act differently because the long head crosses the knee and hip joints. Injuries to the hamstring muscles can take nearly 1...read more
DO RUNNING SHOES CAUSE INJURIES?
Tid Bits of Info 80% of all runners will experience a “running” injury during their running career. Nearly 90% of all runners are “heel strikers.” Running shoes might change gait pattern and weaken muscles, change biomechanics, and reduce neural input. Weak...read more
DOES MUSCLE WEAKNESS CONTRIBUTE TO PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
Tid Bits of Info The use of a night splint to hold your ankle in a 90-degree angle can help to reduce the intensity of the acute symptoms of Plantar Fascia. Athletes suffer from plantar fasciitis more frequently than any other population. Supporting the...read more
TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
Tid Bits of Info Over 250 million people suffer from osteoarthritis throughout the world. Approximately 27 million people in the US suffer from OA and mainly in their hips and knees. The worst-case scenario of OA requires joint replacement surgery. Recovery...read more
HELMETS IN GIRLS’ LACROSSE?
Tid Bits of Info Girls’ lacrosse players suffer as many head injuries as any other sport except American football. Most head injuries in girls’ lacrosse occur when they are hit with a stick or ball. Some hypothesize that 50% of all concussions suffered...read more
WHAT IS THE ADDUCTOR MAGNUS AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Tid Bits of Info The adductor magnus is the second largest muscle in the body. The adductor magnus is the primary muscle that initiates hip extension from a squat position. Excess valgus (knock knee) movement can occur if the adductor magnus contracts and is...read more
DO INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISE PROGRAMS WORK FOR WOMEN ATHLETES?
Tid Bits of Info ACL injury prevention programs have been shown to reduce the incidence of ACL tears by as much as 50%. 70 – 80% of ACL injuries are “non-contact” injuries. 1- 20 collegiate female athletes suffer an ACL injury. Severe hamstring exercises can...read more
STRENGTHEN THE HIPS TO PROTECT THE KNEES
Tid Bits of Info Every year there are greater than 150,000 ACL injuries and many are thought to occur due to excessive frontal plane motion of the knee. Most knee injuries occur when there is excessive frontal plane motion or too much rotational motion. The...read more