Knee kinematics and kinetics during shuttle run cutting: Comparison of the assessments performed with and without the point cluster technique.

Specific approaches used to assess knee joint motions may influence the results of measurements. This may be critical in assessing the knee abduction, internal rotation, and anterior tibial translation that are associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. It was reported that the use of the point cluster technique (PCT), which employs marker clusters […]

Loading mechanisms of the anterior cruciate ligament

Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries account for nearly 80% of all ACL injuries. For many decades, research has focused on trying to understand the risk factors and pathomechanics of these injuries, with the overarching goal of preventing them. To understand the aetiology of non-contact ACL injuries, scientists and clinicians have studied the anatomy of […]

Performance-Based Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Professional Athletes Differ Between Sports.

Athletes undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and subsequent rehabilitation with the goal of returning to full function afterward. While excellent outcomes have been previously reported after ACLR inprofessional athletes of individual sports, it is unknown how these differ across sports. Furthermore, because of the high level of performance that is required to return to […]

Why we should focus on Posterior Chain not on the Knee after an ACL injury

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 […]