When Is It Safe to Run After ACL Surgery?

Although running may seem simple in theory, it’s a surprisingly complex sport to nail down. Optimal running performance boils down to pretty specific biomechanics, and it’s surprisingly common for running deficiencies to cause damage to your body. Up to 79% of runners have sustained some kind of injury, whether it be a light ankle sprain… Continue reading When Is It Safe to Run After ACL Surgery?

ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Everything You Need to Know About Return to Sport Testing

So you’ve gone through 6 months of rehabilitation with your local physical therapist, and they’ve given your ACL reconstructed knee the okay to go back to playing your sport.  How do you feel??  If you were to go back to full play, without limitations, how would you rate your confidence on a scale of 1-10?… Continue reading ACL Rehabilitation Timeline: Everything You Need to Know About Return to Sport Testing

ACL Injuries In Soccer: Why it Happens, Who’s at Risk, And The BEST Current Science On Injury Prevention

Soccer is one of the most played, watched, and loved sports in the world. Along with being incredibly popular, it also ranks near, if not at, the top of sports with the greatest risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears for female athletes.   You’ve likely heard of a family member, friend, or child of a… Continue reading ACL Injuries In Soccer: Why it Happens, Who’s at Risk, And The BEST Current Science On Injury Prevention

Concussion, ACL Injury, and Youth Strength Training Tips

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to students, parents, and coaches at Bret Harte Middle School, in Almaden, about injury prevention in youth sports.  My goal was to draw awareness on the latest research in concussion management, ACL injury prevention, and strength training for young athletes. Sports injury prevention is a topic I feel… Continue reading Concussion, ACL Injury, and Youth Strength Training Tips

ACL Testing with Chris Powers: Advanced Biomechanics Course

I am down here in sunny Los Angeles after finishing another great day of continuing education with Chris Powers professor at USC and biomechanics specialist.  I have been flying down to LA once per month for full weekend of training in advanced biomechanics of the lower extremity.  Our previous three courses have covered topics which… Continue reading ACL Testing with Chris Powers: Advanced Biomechanics Course

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