Available in 2019: Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction Textbook

Available in 2019: Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations: Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing Athletic Performance textbook.

Dr. Noyes and Sue Barber-Westin, along with over 15 guest contributors, are preparing a new textbook, Return to Sport After ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations: Limiting the Risk of Reinjury and Maximizing Athletic Performance textbook.

Nearly a million anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur each year worldwide, most of which are sustained by young athletes. The ability to return patients back to sports safely and without subsequent problems is paramount. Return to play has become the subject of increased scrutiny as a result of high reinjury rates that have been reported, as well as disappointing percentages of athletes who returned to sports even though normal or very good knee function was restored. This unique textbook focuses on return to play after ACL and other knee operations and discusses:

Common barriers to return to play, including physical, psychological, psychosocial, and neurocognitive problems.

Return to play decision-based models and the roles of the orthopaedic surgeon and team physician.

The complete spectrum of optimal treatment for ACL injuries, including preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative rehabilitation.

Advanced training concepts such as neuromuscular retraining, work load intensity, external focus, and visual-motor training concepts.

Objective testing for knee function, neurocognitive function, and cardiovascular fitness

Identification and management of psychological issues including fear and depression in the athlete.

Return to play considerations after meniscus surgery, patellofemoral realignment, articular cartilage procedures, and knee arthroplasty.

November Certification Course

Our last course of 2018 was held on November 3-4 and included 23 healthcare professionals traveling from various parts of the US to Cincinnati to become experts in Sportsmetrics.  We welcome our new Certified Sportsmetrics Specialists and thank you for your commitment to keeping our young athletes safe from serious knee injuries!

  • Caroline Bourcier, MSPT:  The Aspen Clinic, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Nathanael Carlson, PT, DPT, Cert MDT: Spectrum Health, Grand Haven, MI
  • Te Carr, ATC:  Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • Todd Castonguay, PT:  OA Centers for Orthopaedics, Saco, ME
  • Lynn Dettinger, PTA:  Renew Physical Therapy, Seattle, WA
  • Motaz Ebeido, PT, DPT:  Hands of Hope PT, PC, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sharine Estaris, DPT:  Symmetry Physical Therapy, Pelham, NY
  • Jamie Holt, PT, MPT, SCS, CSCS:  Holt Physical Therapy & Performance Training, Raleigh, NC
  • Ahmed Ibrahim, DPT:  Hands of Hope PT, PC, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jennifer Iverson, PT, MPT, OCS:  Sanford Health- South Pointe Clinic, Fargo, ND
  • Ian Kirk, PT:  Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Newark, OH
  • Kelsey Lewis, PT, DPT:  Orthopaedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Newark, OH
  • Carley Lisak, MS, ATC, CSCS:  Bronson Sports Medicine Perfromance Training, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Steven Mistretta, DPT:  Gulf Coast Orthopedics Physical Therapy, Houma, LA
  • Elizabeth Monsen, SPT:  Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH
  • Philipp Piltz-Thurman, MA-Psych, CSCS, ACE-CPT:  PT Sports Psych, New York, NY
  • Erin Robinson, ATC:  Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH
  • Victoria Stolmer, SPT: Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH
  • Theodore Tash, PT:  Mercy Hospital- Jefferson, Festus, MO
  • Carol Thomas, CPT, CES, PES:  Breakaway Sports & Fitness, Dallas, TX
  • Zahra Young, DPT:  Renew Physical Therapy, Seattle, WA
  • Basma Zewar, DPT:  Hands of Hope PT, PC, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ashley Zimmerman, PTA:  Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA