Are You Ready to Play?

Are You Ready to Play? PT Blog   •   December, 2018 “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  – Aristotle Here are some statistics concerning ACL injuries in the United States1: Approximately 350,000 ACL reconstructions (ACLR) are performed each year. Patients who undergo ACLR: 79% develop knee osteoarthritis and 20% suffer re-injury within 2 years. ACL injuries are INCREASING for Division 1 collegiate athlete and youth athletes with some literature quoting a 60% higher prevalence in ACLR in athletes between the ages of 6  to 18 in the past 20 years. 25% of youth athletes who suffer an ACL injury will sustain [...]

Are You Ready to Play?2018-12-05T11:38:32+00:00

Are You Using NMES Appropriately in the ACL Patient?

NMES with Movement in the ACL patient: Better Than a Quad Set?  PT Blog   •   January, 2018 How often do you utilize NMES? For a while we have known the efficacy of NMES on quads strength in various patient populations, ranging from post-operative TKA to ACL patients.  NMES can be a useful tool to allow early recruitment of the quadriceps muscle, especially in those with inhibition. Typically, NMES is utilized while performing quad sets in order to improve contraction and activation. This study , however, looks at NMES superimposed on a sit-to-stand-to-sit (STSTS) movement in the ACL reconstruction patient population to not only improve strength, [...]

Are You Using NMES Appropriately in the ACL Patient?2018-01-29T03:26:39+00:00
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