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July 18, 2016

I’ve written quite a bit in the past about ACL injury; at-risk age groups, risk factors, when is it safe to return to sport following ACL surgery and ACL prevention programs – just to name a few (see blog for past posts - http://www.mickhughes.physio/#!blog/a7skm) . Th...

June 21, 2016

Since I was on the topic of ACL injuries in the adolescent female last week, I thought I might broaden my scope a little and cover some more ground on ACL injury. This time I'm going to look more generally at the rates of ACL injury, how many people actually return bac...

June 1, 2016

This question is one that I get asked often by patients who are planning surgery after rupturing their ACL. Unfortunately for my patients, I don’t have an answer that makes them feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

My usual response is a long thoughtful sigh, followed by ...

May 30, 2016

I shared a link to a paper on LinkedIn recently regarding landing technique in adolescent females during a growth spurt. This research indicated that, during a growth spurt, the female athlete will change their landing pattern in a way that is similar to the pattern of...

May 13, 2016

I had a patient present last week who hurt her knee in the first few minutes of a social game of basketball. She reported that she was trying to side-step an opponent, felt a pop in her knee and immediate pain. She collapsed to the ground, was unable to play on, and no...

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