Weak core muscles increase risk of ACLs and Concussions: Let’s Get Injury Prevention Right

“Arrive early for warm ups!” says every Coach ever. The smart coach uses that time well to get the kids moving. We used to just show up to play. Now, we know that warm up is essential our players’, performance … Continue reading

Beating ACL Injuries: Three Steps Every Coach Can Take

ACL tear. Out for the season. Words no one ever wants to hear. But we keep hearing them. In soccer, football, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and even in ultimate frisbee! If you know these kids personally, this becomes a personal issue. … Continue reading

Could Kyah Simon’s ACL Tear Have Been Prevented?

Another one bites the dust. This time it’s Kyah Simon, 22-year-old Australian striker and Boston Breakers star, who tore her ACL just minutes after coming on for the Matildas in their friendly against the U.S. Women’s National Team on October 20. This … Continue reading

ACL Repair: Get the Best Surgeon, Be Patient

Did you hear that Robert Griffin III had knee surgery? Good grief. They even prepared an animated look at ACL reconstruction for the Monday night football audience. Of course, it was all cleaned up. No blood or gore. Not the … Continue reading

ACL Recovery and Return to Sport

If you are 4-6 months post ACL surgery and your doctor tells you it’s okay to return to play ask him/her this: “how do you know I am ready?” According to Dr. Tim Hewett, 85% of the doctors making this … Continue reading

Washington Spirit’s Ali Krieger Inspires After ACL Repair

“Soccer or Basketball?” That’s all I need to ask the girl at the gym. She looks about 16 and she’s got a 4 inch vertical scar down the middle of her left knee. She’s newly post ACL surgery. That goes … Continue reading

Save the Knees: Beating ACL Injuries with Prevention

On July 10, 2011, Ali Krieger pounded home the penalty kick that advanced the U.S. Women’s National Team past Marta and the Brazilians in the 2011 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. Remember? We couldn’t stop watching the replays. Now, it’s 2012 … Continue reading