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Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

March 29, 2018
Dennis Treubig PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Many therapists and surgeons refuse to use resisted open-kinetic chain (OKC) knee extensions with patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for fear of tearing the ACL/increasing laxity.  But when you look at the hordes of research on ACL reconstruction, you can absolutely safely and effectively use knee extensions with this patient population.  In fact, there are many people out there, myself included, who think that refusing to even consider them after ACL surgery is doing a disservice to your patient. >>

When Can I Return To Sport After ACL Surgery?

When Can I Return To Sport After ACL Surgery?

June 2, 2016
Mick Hughes, Physiotherapist and Exercise Psychologist, Melbourne Sports Medicine Center

This question is one that I get asked often by patients who are planning surgery after rupturing their ACL. Unfortunately for my patients, I don’t have an answer that makes them feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

My usual response is a long thoughtful sigh, followed by “How long is a piece of string?”. I also follow that up with the sobering statistic that 80% of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) patients return to some form of sport, 65% return to the same sporting level and only 55% return to sport at a competitive level within 1-2 YEARS post ACLR. >>

More Tenacious with Tyrann Mathieu

March 20, 2014
Darren Urban @

Tyrann Mathieu is free safety and cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals.  Drafted from Louisiana State University in 2011 where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. On December 8,2013  Mathieu tore both his ACL and LCL in a game against the St. Louis Rams. On December 10, he was placed on the injured reserve, officially ending his rookie season.

Continue reading the story and view the video on the Arizona Cardinals web site to see how Tyrann is using the Biodex Multi-Joint System to get back on the field. >>

Optimizing knee joint mobilization – back to normal ROM

February 19, 2014
Bill Galway, Business Development Manager, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

John Cavanaugh, PT/ATC, Senior Clinician at the Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, has been using dynamometers for about 30 years. After all this time, he still finds new ways to apply the device to solve clinical problems for his patients.

Using a Biodex System 4, Cavanaugh has found a way to combine the System’s Passive Mode with joint mobilizations to steer a complicated, stiff knee back to normal ranges of motion. He used this technique as part of his quest to get his patient back out on the basketball court. >>

Age is Just a Number

January 23, 2014
Trevor Lucy, CEO of Homecare Technologies

In these times, it seems that age is really just a number. Independent living is now becoming mainstream for the elderly and even people who would have been perceived as "old" in the past continue to achieve significant life and professional goals, despite the number tag that is attached to them.

You could say there is a few reasons for this. People understand medical science better than ever before, and are looking after themselves physically better than ever before, be it from a nutrition, lifestyle and exercise point of view.

The current stats from Ireland point to an ever increasing age in our population which again shows that we are looking after ourselves better. When it comes to proving this point with a real-life scenario, there is definitely no shortage of examples. Take Rupert Murdoch; he embodies the concept of age being a highly active businessman at the ripe age of 82. This Australian business magnet has amassed enormous wealth within the broadcast and entertainment industries for decade after decade.

Find out about some more admirable older people in our infographic below and see just how much age really doesn’t matter! Our impressive facts and figures about the aging population in Ireland, will really blow you away. >>



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