Entries by Stephanie

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 […]

Sportsmetrics Certifies 16 in Laramie, WY

Sportsmetrics traveled to beautiful Laramie, WY on April 8-9 to certify 16 new instructors.  Thank you Premier Bone & Joint Center for hosting a wonderful course! It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with all in attendance to get the program started in your communities!  We welcome our new […]

Sportsmetrics Certifies 14 New Instructors

Its been a busy Spring for Sportsmetrics Certification courses as we add 14 new instructors to the group.  We would like to welcome and thank you for your dedication and commitment to ACL injury prevention! Ryan Butler, ATC:  Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH Sarah Carpenter, ATC, CSCS:  Fremont High School, Fremont, MI Linda Duong, DPT: […]

Sportsmetrics Travels to Kansas City

Thank you SERC Physical Therapy for an amazing course and for your excitement and dedication to our program. We look forward to working with you in the future. We’ll see you in Hilton Head! SERC Physical Therapy has locations across Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas Visit:  https://bmrp.com/serc/  

Effect of Fatigue Protocols on Lower Limb Neuromuscular Function and Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Training

Fatigue AJSM 2017 Background: Approximately two-thirds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are sustained during noncontact situations when an athlete is cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or landing from a jump. Some investigators have postulated that fatigue may result in deleterious alterations in lower limb biomechanics during these activities that could increase the risk of noncontact ACL injuries.  However, […]

Sportsmetrics Course Hosted at Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Laramie, WY

Dates: April 8-9, 2017 Register Now Instructors Stephanie Tutalo Smith, MS and Tommy Campbell, BA Cost: $850 ($740- Sportsmetrics Course Tuition, $110- Host fees) Location: Premier Bone & Joint Centers 1909 Vista Dr. Laramie, WY  82072 Course Contacts: Premier Bone & Joint Centers: Amanda Blackmon 307-721-8024 ablackmon@premierboneandjoint.com Sportsmetrics: Stephanie Smith 513-346-4514 stutalo@csmoc.com