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Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common knee sports injury. ACL reconstruction (ACLR) restores structural stability and enables a return to high-demand activities and sports. After ACLR, the rate of return to play (RTP), secondary ACL injury (either ipsilateral or contralateral ACL), and patient-reported outcomes in the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC)…

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side stepping

An important steering task in team sports is cutting and side-stepping (SS), a maneuver performed to evade oncoming opponents. Sidestepping during game situations is complex, as athletes are generally traveling at higher velocities and often required to sidestep under unpredictably high temporal constraints when responding to opponents’ defensive movements or other situational demands. Frontal plane…

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I review this paper in my Research Review this week, although the study itself doesn’t prescribe interventions – we have been using Posterior chain strength in all our rehabilitation programs over the past 24 months with great effect – Compound lifts where possible – certainly not isometric or body weight holds or mobility work! Female…

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