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4 Tips for Returning to Play After an ACL Reconstruction

Posted on by Anne Marie Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT, Astym-cert

One of the most common traumatic knee injuries in sports is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear.1

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Can ACL Tears Be Prevented?

Posted on by Anne Marie Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS, CMTPT, Astym-cert

One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear.1 The ACL is a major ligament that helps to stabilize the knee joint. Athletes and recreational enthusiasts of all ages can experience an ACL tear, especially those who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football and basketball.1

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7 Common Youth Basketball Injuries

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Basketball is a popular sport amongst youth athletes, but the duration of the season in combination with the athleticism required by players can lead to injury.

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ACL 3P: Prevention

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Athletes in every sport take measures to reduce their risk of getting an injury. Soccer players wear shin guards to protect their shins, weight lifters activate targeted muscles with light weights before moving onto heavier loads, and sprinters warm up their muscles by progressively increasing their speed. You didn’t need to read this blog to know any of that, but it sets up an important idea. Proper preparation can reduce the chance of an unwanted injury.

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ACL Injuries and Return to High-Level Basketball

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Editor’s Note: Today’s post is written by Jeff Stein, PT, DPT, MS, ATC, who is the team physical therapist for the Chicago White Sox and was the Head Team Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Purdue Men’s Basketball Team from 2006-2012. Stein helped rehabilitate All-American basketball player Robbie Hummel of Purdue and NBA player Carl Landry after ACL injuries, among many other athletes.

Derrick Rose had done it thousands of times before, a simple jump stop for a shot or pass, but this one was different. With one wrong movement, his season was over. On that fateful night, Rose tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his knee, and immediately the questions arose. How long will he be out? Would he ever be the same? Is his career over? The good news is, despite the abrupt ending to the season, with the surgical repair and the rehabilitation Rose undergoes with the Bulls’ athletic trainers and physical therapists, the odds are good that he’ll regain his form and be the MVP-caliber player he was before. (more…)

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