Live4 Physical Therapy & Wellness
ACL research content: https://www.live4pt.
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What is a non-negotiable for you in ACL rehab?
Psychological readiness is crucial. Athletes must demonstrate confidence in their ability to return to play, supported by performance and patient-reported outcome measures. I also consider many other factors that improve your readiness and reduce your risk of reinjury, including hop testing, quadriceps strength and power assessment, limb symmetry index, and performance with neurocognitive and dual tasks.
Why do you support THE ACL CLUB?
In collegiate athletics, I worked with diverse athletes across D1 sports. This experience shaped my clinical practice, emphasizing shared decision making, a strong therapeutic alliance, wellness (e.g., sleep, nutrition), long-term health education, and addressing the psychosocial aspects of injury. Identity loss and other psychosocial factors were common among athletes. To address this, we formed an ACL injury community, connecting athletes in recovery to share experiences, offer support, and build friendships. Now, in my own practice, creating a similar community is challenging but crucial. The ACL Club helps achieve this goal.