The ACL Solution: Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most Devastating Knee Injury

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Demos Medical Publishing, Jun 19, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 174 pages
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In The ACL Solution, you'll find close to 50 ACL-specific exercises designed 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.

The ACL Solution Features:

  • The Prevention Program, the center of this book, describes and illustrates the exercises that prevent ACL injuries.
  • A FAQ section, containing commonly asked questions by people who have had recent ACL tears.
  • An anatomy section that describes the anatomy of the knee
  

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User Review  - mudrash - LibraryThing

The ACL solution is a great book for anyone needing a baseline of information about the ACL, injuries surrounding this area, and the correct way to perform exercises as to not aggravate this ligament ... Read full review

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User Review  - dockdc - LibraryThing

For the most part, I think this is a great resource for helping athletes, young & old, avoid devastating knee injuries! Appropriate for the health care professional or the average individual. While I ... Read full review

Contents

Anatomy and Function of the Knee
3
The Fragile State of the ACL
12
If Your ACL Tears
25
Surgical Treatments
42
Returning Back to Action
53
The ACL Prevention Program
66
Strength Balance and Plyometrics
76
Running Exercises and Program Scheme
126
Frequently Asked Questions
147
References
156
Index
169
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About the author (2012)

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.

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