PT Inquest Episode 68: Strength Asymmetry and Landing Mechanics After ACLR

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It is well known that quadriceps strength asymmetries are commonly seen in subjects who have difficulty returning to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), but does that asymmetry correlate to a specific presentation on landing mechanics? What do we know about second injury in these subjects? Can we do anything about it? We ask these and many other questions when we chat with lead author from The Ohio State University, Laura Schmitt, PhD, PT!

Also, this is the last podcast of the current 12 episode season before we go on our usual 3 month hiatus. While we’re gone, catch up on previous episodes or check out some of the other shows on the network!

Strength Asymmetry and Landing Mechanics at Return to Sport after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Schmitt LC, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Myer GD, Hewett TE.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jul;47(7):1426-34. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000560.

Here is the other article we mentioned that Laura was involved with that looks at single-leg landing mechanics in similar subjects.
Young Athletes With Quadriceps Femoris Strength Asymmetry at Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Demonstrate Asymmetric Single-Leg Drop-Landing Mechanics.
Ithurburn MP, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Hewett TE, Schmitt LC.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep 10. pii: 0363546515602016. [Epub ahead of print]

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Music for Episode 68:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
Used by Permission

Photo credit: “DCA” by Joseph Williams via Flickr. Edited by Erik Meira.

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