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Iliotibial Band Pain in the Runner Part 2: Treatment

This is the second of a two-part series by Rich Willy, PT, PhD, on Iliotibial band (ITB) pain. ITB pain is common in runners but…

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Rescheduling Part 2 of the 11+ reduces injury burden and increases compliance in semi-professional football

Background & Objective Football (soccer) is the most popular game in the world however injury incidence and burden is an ongoing problem. To address this…

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Loss of extension after ACL surgery: How to assess for a cyclops lesion

Loss of extension after an ACL reconstruction can be debilitating for the patient. It’s not as common as you would think but I see it…

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Anterior Knee Pain – A Test for Fat Pad Irritation

We as physical therapists are constantly seeing patients with anterior knee pain with a very vague history. Often times, there’s not a specific onset or…

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Why A Quad Index Matters

I test the quads on every knee patient who is returning to sport. Actually, I test a lot of things but it all starts with…

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Why Quads Matter in ACL Rehabilitation

As a person works their way through ACL rehabilitation on their way back to sport, there are so many things that they need to check…

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Meniscal Tears And ‘Mechanical Symptoms’ – An Unsolved Puzzle

Mechanical symptoms in combination with a meniscal tear on MRI is currently a strong indication for arthroscopic meniscal surgery. We recently conducted several studies that…

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PCL Injury and Reconstruction

The posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL, is the strongest ligament in the knee. The PCL is the stronger cousin to the ACL which most people have…

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Patella Dislocation: It’s More Common Than You Think

Patella dislocations are far more common than we previously thought. Many people assume that an athlete who feels a pop during an injury has torn…

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