After getting my gluts fired up it’s time for some single leg #plyometrics with quick movements (🤔). Obvious deficit v Left side but videoing it means I can compare in a few weeks time. Hardest part of #rehab is taking your time to get strong in a variety of positions. The thing I didn’t do last time 😀😀🤦🏼♂️ It is a slog but ultimately worth it #acl#aclsurgery#aclrecovery#aclrehab#kneerehab
Understanding & prevention ACL Injury ✌️ great paper with Gregory D. Myer, PH.D. ‼️ highly recommended if you wanna learn cutting edge information ✌️ Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is costly, with conservative estimates of surgery & rehabilitation at $17,000-$25,000 per injury 🙈. This is in addition to potential loss of entire season for sports participation, long term disability & significantly greater risk of radiography diagnosed #osteoarthritis. ACL injury occurs with a 4 to 6 time ⬆️ greater incidence in female 💃🏻 athletes compared to males ⛹🏻 playing the same landing and cutting sports ‼️ The mechanism underlying gender is likely multi-factorial in nature. Several theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism underlying the gender differences in ACL injury rates. This #theories included related extrinsic (physical & visual perturbations, bracing & shoe-surface interaction) and intrinsic (anatomic, hormonal, neuromuscular, and biomechanical differences between genders) variables🎯
The authors studied young athletes for nearly a decade 👍 They have been tracking all the 6th through 12th grade female Soccer, Basketball, & #volleyball players, by assessing biomechanical performance & following the athletes longitudinally for injury 👉 When Video sequences of actual ACL injury are examined, it appears there are 4 common motor performance components that occur, specially in women. I'll summarize the 4 factors that author highlighted in the next post ✌️ following some rehabilitation and training program for ACL prevention 👍💪
So the first test on my knee is done! ✅ it was an emotional weekend @bigairmilan. I jumped the first big jump after my injury and everything is fine! I couldn’t exactly do the performance i would have loved to in the comp but im super happy to see all the hard work i did during summer payed off. I know it will take some more time to get back to 100% but the road seems not so steep anymore! 😉
📝The first topic I will cover in this knee and ACL rehab series is dynamic stability. Instead of going by a timeline, I'm going to break things up by principles.
🙋🏽♂️The exercises shown above all have three things in common: single leg stance, stance leg stays stationary, dynamic external challenge. And please don't confuse this with unstable surface training. This is rehab. Unstable surfaces are appropriate in this post surgical context.
💃🏽This is one of the most important principles in any lower extremity rehab: balance and stability. Knee rehab is rarely specific to the injury. This rehab shown above could honestly be for knee, ankle, hip, etc. Every joint and every body part needs muscular coordination and stability.
🍑Thanks to my PT classmate @lathoma3 for the stellar video.