ACL

Return to play protocols for soccer players following ACL reconstruction

Return to play protocols for soccer players following ACL reconstruction

ACL tears, as discussed previously (here & here) are not career ending but require some time and adaptation before returning to play. Therapists and coaches are left with guidelines and no specific protocols when rehabilitating a torn ACL. Few concrete methods exist with signposts along the way. Della Villa et al. (2012) set out to change that.(…)

ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction has become a relatively normal procedure with athletes jumping back into play within weeks of surgery. In a study of reconstructed knees of recreational runners, while the ACL reconstruction corrected the anterior displacement of the tibia, it was found that the knees were more externally rotated and adducted. Knowing this, part of the(…)