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Interpreting ACL Injury Prevention Program Results: Understanding Injury Incidence Rates and Athlete-Exposures

Sue Barber-Westin Since the first publication of a knee ligament injury prevention training program appeared in the sports medicine literature for female high school athletes in 1996 – Sportsmetrics – [1], at least 50 have followed that focused on female athletes. To date, 9 of these studies have reported ACL injury rates in female athletes […]

First Course to Kick Off 2015

We kicked off our 1st certification course of 2015 with 5-8 inches of snow! Remarkably all of our course participants made it safely without delays or cancellations, traveling from Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota and New Mexico!  Perhaps the most difficult trip came for the two traveling the shortest distance…Erich Koenig and Ashley Stanko […]

TAI Web Course

On November 1st and 2nd, we held a web course for Therapeutic Associates (TAI) in Portland, OR.  Throughout the years we have held one private course for TAI in Bend, OR in 2005 and one additional web course hosted at their Hillsboro, OR location in 2010.  We have certified over 40 of their therapy staff […]

November 15-16 Course

Our November 15th – 16th course was full of surprises that kept us on our toes, including a power outage and a very long and COLD evacuation due to a false fire alarm.  I guess there is a first time for everything and two of ours fell on the same day!  Nevertheless, our course participants […]

October 4-5 Certification Group

On October 4th and 5th, we held a smaller group certification course for 11 healthcare professionals throughout the country. Physical therapists and athletic trainers came from Georgia, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Texas to learn how to prevent ACL injuries in their communities.  Unfortunately, our course attendees missed the beautiful fall weather we were […]

Emeryville Sports Physical Therapy Private Course

On July 26-27, Sportsmetrics traveled to Emeryville, CA to host a private course with Robert Baker and his sports medicine colleagues in the San Francisco area. We would like to thank Bob for inviting us and the entire Emeryville group for making it a course to remember.  We would like to welcome our newly certified […]

July 19-20 Certification Group

On July 20th, we held a certification course in Cincinnati, OH and certified 28 healthcare professionals in 13 states and the US Virgin Islands.  We welcome our new certified instructors and thank you all for your dedication to knee injury prevention! Gretchen Aberg:  Mercy HealthPlex, Cincinnati, OH Mary Bauer, LAT:  Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau […]

How to: Selecting the perfect wine

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May Certification Group

On May 23rd, we made our annual trip to Hilton Head Island, SC for the 29th Annual Advances on the Knee and Shoulder and pre-conference Sportsmetrics course.  We certified 26 healthcare professionals from California, Florida, Michigan, Maryland, Mississippi, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, South Caroline, Virginia,  Wyoming, and Finland!  We welcomed the sports medicine staff from Tiffin University and Kenyon College in Ohio, University […]

Evidence for Neuromuscular Retraining to Reduce Noncontact ACL Injuries in Female Athletes Continues to Mount

In the last two years, several meta-analyses and systematic reviews have been published that strongly support the need and rationale for neuromuscular training in young female athletes. These publications reported relative risk reduction rates for noncontact ACL injuries that ranged from 52-100%. Relative risk reduction refers to the estimate of the percentage of risk that […]