Month: May 2018

ACL Prehab Program Decreases Injury Rates and Improves Hip/Knee Biomechanics

Posted 24 May 2018 by prehab

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL is a ligament in the knee joint, which supports the knee during jumping, landing and cutting tasks that are common in most sports. It is estimated that 100,000-250,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the United States frequently leading to reconstructive surgeries and 6 months to 1 year of rehabilitation to get back to sport.

So, why rehab when you can Prehab?

Research in the field of preventative programs has demonstrated a reduction of ACL injuries in female athletes by 74%. Female athletes are 2-10 times more likely to sustain an ACL injury as opposed to their male counterparts. This statistic is most evident in the 2017-2018 Notre Dame Female Basketball Team, which has lost four athletes to ACL injuries this season.

A recent 2017 study by Pollard et al in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine demonstrated an improvement of Hip and Knee mechanics of female soccer players with participation in the Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (PEP) Program, which was developed by the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation. This study demonstrated improved use of hip musculature during landing tasks, which protects the ACL instead of relying on ligamentous support and quadriceps extensor moments, which have been associated with ACL injury. Enhancing athlete performance and decreasing ACL injuries can be the difference between a mediocre season and a championship run. Coaches and trainers at all levels of sports across the country are now incorporating Prehab programs for their athletes.

Could your athletes gain a competitive edge this season with a comprehensive performance enhancement and injury prevention program?

Stay tuned for more information about our ACL Prehab and Perform Program, which incorporates evidence-based PEP Program with the standardized Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) for a customized approach to athlete performance enhancement and ACL injury prevention.athlete-ball-fight-2209

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Check out the links below for more details about the study and statistics mentioned in this post:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5593213/
https://www.functionalmovement.com/system/sfma
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505503/
https://www.swishappeal.com/2018/1/2/16841802/lili-thompson-notre-dame-injures-knee-acc-ncaaw

By Dr. Arsen Virobyan, DPT

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Resveratrol: Justifying your favorite treats

Posted 9 May 2018 by prehab

200786-425x283-red-wineOur red wine fans out there: rejoice! In moderation, red wine is a powerful source of one of the best antioxidants out there—Resveratrol.  With such a wide variety of benefits such as reducing risk of cancer, dementia, reducing high LDL (the bad cholesterol), reducing inflammation in all areas of the body, and more, there is no reason not to include Resveratrol in your everyday diet. However, as a health coach, I don’t recommend over-doing the red wine.  While Resveratrol is an anti-inflammatory agent, alcohol itself is inflammatory so drink moderately and really enjoy every sip…there is medicine in the enjoyment, you know! So where exactly does this Resveratrol in wine come from? You can find it in the skins of deep colored fruits (mostly berries), including grapes. There are actually low levels of Resveratrol in white wine as well but since it spends less time in contact with the skin, red wine is much more powerful in terms of antioxidant content.  I encourage you to include organic blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, or other dark colored berries, pistachios, and raw cocoa (not high in sugar, please) in your regular diet because these are also excellent sources of our beloved Resveratrol. A little dark chocolate with a glass of red wine? Enjoy! Rest assured that you are ingesting some powerful anti-aging and anti-inflammatory elements. Still curious? Read a fabulous article by Dr. Axe below:

https://draxe.com/all-about-resveratrol/

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