Guide to ACL Reconstruction Exercise Prescription for Physical Therapists | Part 2 | FPF Show Episode 49
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In today's episode we go over Guide to ACL Reconstruction Exercise Prescription for Physical Therapists | Part 2 | FPF Show Episode 49:
- 0:00 Introduction
- 2:44 What's the difference between open and closed chain exercises and stress on the ACL?
- 3:07 Are open chain exercises more stressful for the ACL graft?
- 3:40 Are lunges and step-ups more stressful on the ACL compared to knee extensions?
- 3:54 Stress on the ACL with common exercises (Squats, leg press, lunges, knee extensions, jumping and landing)
- 8:23 Are open chain knee extensions safe after ACL reconstruction?
- 9:43 When can open chain knee extension be introduced safely after ACL reconstruction?
- 13:48 When does Kevin Wilke believe we can safely incorporate heavy open chain knee extensions after ACL reconstruction?
- 14:27 Guidelines on how to use open chain knee extensions with patients after ACL reconstruction (What I do)
- 15:58 Do all patients NEED open chain knee extension after ACL reconstruction surgery?
- 17:44 What loads are appropriate during open chain knee extension?
- 17:58 How blood flow restriction training (BFR) early on after ACL reconstruction can improve quad strength with less ACL graft stress
- 18:16 Potentially safer alternates to open chain knee extensions
- 19:10 Is the amount of attention open chain knee exercises get even warranted?
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Show Notes / Relevant Articles:
- FPF Mini Course - 7 Reasons Why Injuries Happen in the Gym and What to do About it
- Guide to ACL Reconstruction Exercise Prescription for Physical Therapists | Part 1 | FPF Show Episode 48
- The Evidence Based Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome for Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment (Meniscus Tear Case Study)
- The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Knee Pain and Back to Squatting and Olympic Lifts
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