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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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ACL Surgery – No Longer Kneeded?

What evidence is there to inform our decision on whether patients should undergo surgical or non-surgical management after an ACL tear? The best way for…

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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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ACL Coping – We Need To Do Better

Hopefully by now you know that reconstruction is not the only way to deal with ACL injuries. There is robust evidence to show that those…

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Why There is NOTHING Wrong With the Dreaded Knee Extension Exercise

Background: As far back as I can remember through undergrad and PT school it has been driven through my head that the seated knee extension…

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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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