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 in Decreasing Injury Rates and Improving Neuromuscular Indices in Female Athletes?”, to be released to the press as one of the major scientific advancements highlighted at the meeting. The study reviewed 36 published ACL prevention training programs to determine which programs are scientifically proven to improve neuromuscular indices and reduce noncontact ACL injury rates in female athletes.

The study found 3 programs (Sportsmetrics1, PEP2, and Myer3,4) that had a significant impact in improving multiple neuromuscular indices including vertical ground reaction forces, knee joint angles, hip and knee moments and lower extremity muscle strength.  Three programs were found to be effective in significantly reducing noncontact ACL injury rates:   Sportsmetrics5, PEP2, and KIPP6.

Overall, only 2 programs (Sportsmetrics and PEP) had a significant impact on both noncontact ACL injury rates and high-risk movement patterns in female athletes.   Successful training programs included the following concepts:  dynamic warm-up, supervised plyometrics, lower extremity and core strength training, supervised agility training and a minimum 6 week training period.

Dr. Noyes and his team of researchers at Noyes Knee Institute have studied the effects of Sportsmetrics for over 20 years.  The program has been scientifically proven to significantly improve lower extremity muscle strength and imbalances, decreased valgus knee moments, improved lower limb alignment, and increased knee flexion angles.  The program is also successful in decreasing ACL injuries in female athletes who complete the program by 72%.

Read the AAOS Press Release here.

  1. Noyes FR, Barber-Westin SD: ACL injury prevention training in female athletes. A systematic review of injury reduction and results of athletic performance tests. Sports Health 4: 36-46, 2012.
  2. Mandelbaum BR et al. Effectiveness of a neuromuscular and proprioceptive training program in preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes: 2-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(7):1003-1010.
  3. Myer GD, Ford KR, Brent JL, Hewett TE. The effects of plyometric vs. dynamic stabilization and balance training on power, balance, and landing force in female athletes. J Strength Cond Res. 2006;20(2):345-353.
  4. Myer GD, Stroube BW, DiCesare CA, et al. Augmented feedback supports skill transfer and reduces high-risk injury landing mechanics: a double-blind, randomized controlled laboratory study. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(3):669-677.
  5. Noyes FR, Barber-Westin SD. Neuromuscular retraining intervention programs: do they reduce noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury rates in adolescent female athletes? Arthroscopy. 2014;30(2):245-255.
  6. Labella CR et al. Effect of Neuromuscular Warm-up on Injuries in Female Soccer and Basketball Athletes in Urban Public High Schools: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(11):1033-1040.

 

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 instructors from PBJC, Gillette PT, Sedgwick County Health Center, Fremont Therapy Group, High Plains PT, and Benchmark PT.

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:  Vista Physical Therapy, Frisco, TX

Paola Garcia Veizaga, DPT:  Inova Fair Oaks PT, Fairfax, VA

Mason Horne, SPT:  Albany, NY

Amanda Jackson, ATC: Sports Zone- Center for Orthopedic Surgery, Lubbock, TX

Jacob Landers, DPT:  Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, TX

Justin-Allen Mendoza, DPT:  ATI Physical Therapy, Richardson, TX

Shannon Sirois, PT:  Spectrum Medical Group, South Portland, ME

Edward Soldevilla, PT:  ATI Physical Therapy, Irving, TX

Timothy Spoleti, PTA:  Dayton Children’s Hospital, Springboro, OH

Jeffrey Thibodeau, PT:  Spectrum Medical Group, South Portland, ME

Lynn Wolz, ATC:  Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH

Moegi Yamaguchi, AT:  Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH

 

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

2018 Course Dates

2018 Course Dates

February 10-11 :  Cincinnati, OH
March 24-25:  Cincinnati, OH
May 24-25:  Hilton Head Is, SC
July 21-22:  Cincinnati, OH
November 3-4:  Cincinnati, OH (tentative)

Sportsmetrics July 2016 Course

On July 16th and 17th, we held a Sportsmetrics certification course for 29 sports medicine professionals from all over the country.  We must thank Spectrum Health for being such a big supporter of our program.  Spectrum now has 17 of their sports medicine employees certified in Sportsmetrics.  Please help us welcome our new certified instructors!

Lane Breyer, Sportsmetrics Intern:  Springboro, OH

Erin Burgess, PT, OCS, CSCS:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Ryan Buteyn, DPT:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Victoria Charley, PTA, ATC:  Advanced Physical Therapy, Charleston, WV

Ashley Crain, DPT:  Rehabilitation Professionals Incorporated, Richmond Heights, MO

Randi DiPrima, PT:  Northport, NY

Jill Doyle, PT, OCS:  Premier Rehab Physical Therapy & Aquatics, North Richland Hills, TX

David Fischer, PT, MA:  Northport, NY

Jennifer Gallagher, PT:  Northport, NY

David Grinnell, DPT, OCS:  Yampa Valley Medical Center- Sports Medicine, Steamboat Springs, CO

Lauren Hawkinson, MA, ATC:  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Aaron Jansen, DPT, CSCS:  Spectrum Health, Rockford, MI

Brice Jenkins, PT:  Lacey Physical Therapy Center, Mattawan, MI

Brian Joyner, DPT:  Joyner Therapy Services, Marion, IL

Daniel Kelleher, SPT:  Sayre, PA

Chad Kelly, DPT, OCS, DC: CK Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Houston, TX

Trace Kennemore, DPT:  Southern Rehab & Aquatics, Kimball, TN

Arsalan Khan, PT:  Inova Physical Therapy Center, Arlington, VA

Victor Kuri, SPT, CSCS:  University of St. Augustine Health Sciences, Austin, TX

Brian O’Connell, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Marie Pienton, PT:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Michael Pringle, ATC:  Ypsilanti, MI

Mark Sellon, NASM, FMS:  Integrative Movement Concepts, Fort Collins, CO

Adam Simon, ATC:  Fremont Therapy Group, Lander, WY

Greg Smith, DPT:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Noah Stearns, DPT:  Joyner Therapy Services, Harrisburg, IL

Zach Stephens, BS, CSCS:  Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Alec Taylor, Sportsmetrics Intern:  Oxford, OH

Luis Velez, MA, ATC, CSCS:  Lenoir-Rhyne University/Luis Velez Speed & Conditioning Academy, Hickory, NC

 

 

 

 

 

ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete Textbook: Over 27,700 Chapters Downloaded and Counting

Dr. Noyes has many research interests and one of the most prominent is the prevention of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. ACL injuries can cause long-term problems in the knee joint, including the early onset of osteoarthritis. It has been evident for some time that a gender disparity exists in noncontact ACL injuries, with female athletes suffering 2 to 6 times the injury rate as male athletes in sports such as soccer and basketball. In response to this problem, Dr. Noyes and researchers at his institute developed an ACL injury prevention training program (Sportsmetrics) that has been successful in reducing the injury incidence in female athletes.

In 2012, Dr. Noyes and co-editor Sue Barber-Westin published an extensive, 22-chapter textbook (ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete: Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs) on this topic designed for orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports medicine primary care physicians, and strength and conditioning specialists. The 500+ page textbook examines the short- and long-term impacts of ACL tears and gender-related risk factors for this injury. Neuromuscular training programs, including Sportsmetrics, are provided in detail. Dr. Noyes and researchers at his institute have also published 22 articles in peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals on this topic.

From its online publication in November 2012 through May 2016, over 27,700 chapters from the textbook were accessed from the publisher’s website. This large number indicates the relevance and interest in this topic and makes this book the most widely read on this topic. Dr. Noyes and researchers at the Noyes Knee Institute remain dedicated to continued research and training efforts to reduce the incidence of ACL injuries in female athletes. Please visit www.sportsmetrics.org for further information on Sportsmetrics.

Sportsmetrics Course hosted by Dayton Children’s Hospital

A big THANK YOU to Dayton Children’s Hospital and Ann Smith for hosting a great Sportsmetrics course on June 11-12. We look forward to working with you to get the program up and running!  We welcome our new instructors:

John Steiner, PT

Michael  Breneman, DPT

Danell Shirey, PTA

Natalie Morris, PTA

Lynette Keenan, PT

Brittany Zoll, DPT

Megan Newrones, DPT

Tyler Ortlieb, ATC

Nathan McFadden, ATC

Joshua Collier, PTA

Mandy Duman, DPT

Casey Lakes, RN

Mikayla Pruitt

Colin Hoke