learn from professionals
The following posts have been contributed by healthcare professionals who are experienced in dealing with athletes who have torn their ACL. These posts are intended to educate athletes and equip you with relevant and useful knowledge for a smoother recovery.
physios coaching physios: psychological factors series
Dr. Stephanie Allen from Boston PT & Wellness is back! …with another incredible physiotherapist, Dr. Josh Walters from The Human Movement Rehab. In each episode, they will focus on a specific phase of ACL rehab, highlighting the psychological factors that tend to require greater attention during that given phase. They will share some of the ways that physical therapists can positively affect these factors, based both of their experiences and on the best available evidence. Enjoy the episodes below!
"We truly believe that physical therapists are in a phenomenal position to address some of the psychological issues that arise during the rehab process, and we hope to help all of you out there gain some confidence in doing so with your athletes and patients." - Steph
October 24, 2018
interview with Dr. Stephanie Allen
Dr. Steph Allen earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Ithaca College in 2013. She stuck around Ithaca and completed an orthopaedic residency the following year, then decided to give travel PT a try. After almost 2 years of travel PT, she settled in Boston, MA at Boston PT & Wellness. She is now focusing on ACL risk reduction (and educating on the subject wherever possible), as well as strength and conditioning and movement pattern training in youth athletes.
Learn from Dr. Steph Allen as she shares valuable information and insights as an expert in the field, as well as an athlete who has overcome an ACL injury personally! Interview with the ACL Queen, Dr. Steph Allen
September 9, 2018
recovery tips + advice from the Nuzzo Twins
Vincent Nuzzo and Anthony Nuzzo are Integrative Movement Specialists from the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education (seen here with the founder of IIHFE, Dr. Evan Osar). After a lifetime of injuries and surgeries, they have dedicated their lives to helping others, driven by their love for people and fitness.
Vincent is also Fitness Director for UFC Gym and was awarded the Top Coach for the global organization in 2016, 2017, and now 2018 as well. On the other end of the industry, not a part of a corporate mogul, Anthony is the owner/operator of Movement Method Inc. a private practice operating as an Integrative Movement Specialist as well.
XCLevation met with the Nuzzo twins in 2017 at the ECA360 Fitness Convention in New York City. In their featured video, they share tips and advice for ACL recovery.
july 3, 2018
the importance of rehab for ACL recovery
Kevin Cheng is a registered physiotherapist at CBI Health Group.He holds a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo. Throughout his career, he has worked at various settings in the GTA, and has helped many patients in making optimal recovery from an ACL injury.
Check out his article as he shares his insights and knowledge on "The Importance of Rehabilitation in ACL Recovery". He covers what athletes can do when they have sustained an ACL injury, mental barriers, and other important considerations.