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Dynamic Valgus & Acl Tears

It happens FAST!Here's what Quatman et al [FREE DOWNLOAD] found:⠀🔹ACL strain during 'dynamic valgus' was increased with a combined motion of tibial shear, knee abduction, & internal tibial rotation⠀🔹Peak ACL strain occurrred...

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The Placebo Effect In Sports Performance

Should we seek to enhance the placebo effect in athletic performance and rehab?⠀Here's a nugget from a review article from 2009:"The logical conclusion from any study in which an athlete...

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Pain As A Metaphor

How should we describe pain to our athletes?Is it a war against "damage" with use of our "fascia-blasters"? Or, perhaps, something more positive..The following comes from ClinicalAthlete Member Michael Amato,...

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Why Should Squats Be A Staple In Rehab?

By ClinicalAthlete Member Michael Amato, DPT:When choosing exercises to prescribe for physical rehab, I look for the above characteristics and for most lower body and spinal pain/injuries it doesn’t get...

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Neutral Spine In The Squat?

Are we sure that exists?Perhaps this is an example of "what we say vs. reality". ⠀McKean et al [FREE DOWNLOAD] found that the lumbar spine flexed ~25 degrees near the bottom of...

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Knees Over Toes = Bad?

From ClinicalAthlete Member Sam Spinelli, DPT:Can your knees pass your toes?⠀Have you heard that it is harmful for your knee to pass your toes? This is a common narrative told...

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