Entries by Stephanie

Sportsmetrics Master Level Certification Course

We are excited to introduce the Sportsmetrics Master Level Certification Course! Available only to previously certified Sportsmetrics trainers, the course was developed to introduce the Advanced Sportsmetrics program, go more in-depth on newer research in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation and provide a refresher for our certified sites. On Friday, November 10th, we held the […]

2018 AAOS Poster Presentation

On March 6-10, 2018, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons held their annual meeting in New Orleans with over 30,00o orthopaedic professionals from around the world in attendance. Three of Dr. Noyes’ current studies were accepted by AAOS and presented at this year’s meeting.  AAOS chose to feature one of the studies, “Which Anterior Cruciate Ligament Prevention Programs Are Effective […]

A Six-Week Neuromuscular and Performance Training Program Improves Speed, Agility, Dynamic Balance, and Core Endurance in Junior Tennis Players

Read Article Abstract Objective: Tennis requires speed, agility, and explosive power. Few studies have assessed the effects of a training program in junior players who are not on an elite or national level. We evaluated the impact of a program that combined components of a knee ligament injury prevention program with other exercises to improve athletic performance indicators. We […]

Reducing the Risk of Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Female Athlete

Read Article  Abstract: High school and collegiate female athletes have a significantly increased risk of sustaining a noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury compared with male athletes participating in the same sport. This review summarizes the current knowledge of the risk factors hypothesized to influence this problem, and the neuromuscular training programs designed to correct certain biomechanics problems noted […]

Assessment of Lower Limb Neuromuscular Control in Prepubescent Athletes

Read Article Background: Although neuromuscular indices have been extensively studied in adolescents and adults, limited data exist for prepubescent children. Hypothesis: No differences exist between prepubescent boys and girls in lower limb strength, symmetry on single-legged hop testing, and limb alignment during drop-jump testing. Study Design: Cross-sectional study (prevalence); Level of evidence, 1. Methods: The authors tested […]

Neuromuscular Retraining in Female Adolescent Athletes: Effect on Athletic Performance Indices and Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Rates

Read Article Abstract: While many anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prevention programs have been published, few have achieved significant reductions in injury rates and improvements in athletic performance indices; both of which may increase compliance and motivation of athletes to participate. A supervised neuromuscular retraining program (18 sessions) was developed, aimed at achieving both of these […]

Factors Used to Determine Return to Unrestricted Sports Activity After ACL Reconstruction

Read Article Purpose: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is commonly performed in athletes, with the goal of return to sports activities. Unfortunately, this operation may fail, and the rates of either reinjuring an ACL-reconstructed knee or sustaining an ACL rupture to the contralateral knee range from 3% to 49%. One problem that exists is a […]

The Drop-Jump Screening Test

Read Article Background: A valgus lower limb alignment has been noted during noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries. A video drop jump test can indicate an athlete’s ability to control lower limb axial alignment in the coronal plane. Hypotheses: Female athletes have decreased knee separation distances on landing and acceleration; male athletes have a neutrally aligned lower […]