Steph Allen




Social Media:  @stephallen.dpt

Where she is located:

Fully Remote

What is a non-negotiable for you in ACL rehab? 

Ooof I feel like a lot but I'll keep it as concise as I can!

1. Strength testing: Isokinetic quad strength both >90% body weight (as close to 100% as possible) as well as >90% symmetry side to side. OR isometric testing with quads at or greater than 3.0 Nm/kg AND >90% symmetry to other side

2. No swelling or pain, and quad and knee joint girth equal (no swelling and no muscle atrophy)

3. If returning to field or court sport, ideally we have some measure of reactive strength index (RSI) - this can be via force plate data or an app that will estimate it

4. Completed a plyometrics --> running --> sprinting --> agility/on field program without issues

5. Have participated for weeks/months in sport in a modified or restricted way without issues

6. ACL-RSI score of >90%

7. They genuinely feel ready/confident and tell me that


Why do you support THE ACL CLUB? 

I've thought for a really long time, mostly due to my own struggles mentally during my ACL injury, that the mental aspect of this injury and rehab process is not talked about enough and is certainly not addressed enough. I came across Jordan years after my injury, when I was already working with ACL patients in clinic and it was a breath of fresh air to hear her speak about this aspect AND to find out that she had a whole mission and company behind it. To see if grow with Kelsey and to see it expand into spreading knowledge about the importance of the physical rehab side as well (which is not done well on average) has been awesome and I want to be a part of spreading that to the ACLer masses!