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The ACL Solution; Prevention and Recovery for Sports Most Devastating Knee Injuryby Robert Marx, M.D., and Grethe Myklebust, P.T., Ph.D.
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For many athletes, tearing the ACL is a devastating knee injury. In The ACL Solution, Dr. Robert G. Marx, orthopedic surgeon and world leading authority on ACL injury tells you everything you need to know about how to prevent it or recover if you are already injured. Close to 50 ACL-specific exercises are described by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women’s handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You’ll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.
Dr. Robert Marx practices in New York City at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Rena and daughters Ella and Hannah. Dr. Grethe Myklebust practices at the Norwegian Olympic center as a specialist in Sports Physiotherapy in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. Dr. Myklebust enjoys cross-country skiing, running and hiking.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Chris Gobrecht||p. v|
|Introduction: Fields of Pain||p. ix|
|Chapter 1: Anatomy and Function of the Knee||p. 1|
|Chapter 2: The Fragile State of the ACL||p. 11|
|Risk Factor #1: Cutting and Pivoting Sports (Non-contact Situations)||p. 16|
|Risk Factor #2: Your Age||p. 18|
|Risk Factor #3: Your Gender||p. 20|
|Risk Factor #4: Prior ACL Reconstruction||p. 24|
|Chapter 3: If Your ACL Tears||p. 25|
|Chapter 4: Surgical Treatments||p. 41|
|Chapter 5: Returning Back to Action||p. 53|
|Chapter 6: The ACL Prevention Program||p. 67|
|Chapter 7: Strength, Balance, and Plyometrics||p. 75|
|Chapter 8: Running Exercises and Program Scheme||p. 125|
|Running Over Field||p. 129|
|Running Through Course||p. 135|
|Comprehensive Warm-up Exercise Program||p. 145|
|Chapter 9: Frequently Asked Questions||p. 147|
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