Tag Archives: ACL

Can ACL tears be prevented?

The answer is yes.  I had the opportunity to listen to Carolyn Emory PT, PhD of University of Calgary speak at the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress in Whistler.  Her area of expertise is paediatric sport injuries, particularly, injury prevention.  Since ACL injuries are so common in soccer (an average of 25% of 15 year old female soccer players per season), it is an area that has been extensively studied. Researchers have identified key risk factors and, have been able to demonstrate success in preventing injuries, by giving exercises to address them. … Read the rest of this post »

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Knee update… The ACL and it’s link to osteoarthrosis

I recently had the opportunity to join my collegues Dean and Matt at the “Recent Advances in Clinical Sports Medicine” Conference. This year the knee and hip were the focus. Of particular interest to me was the latest information in regards to the ACL deficient knee, as I see quite a few ACL injuries in the clinic. Typically the ACL is injured when the knee is forced into excessive rotation (for example in soccer when the foot is planted and the leg gets twisted, especially in a bent position). Unfortunately in these situations … Read the rest of this post »

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