Most of the content for treating faulty patterns like that isn't complicated, it's just not super-well known and it takes more skill in the application than it does in the theory. Two trainers who have read the same material don't diangose the same way or apply the same way, or communicate and relate to the athlete the same way. You can have the cure for cancer and a guy might not work for YOU, regardless of your knowledge. Same as coaching. Same as teaching. Some trainers have great theory. Some trainers are great teachers. Some are both.
I've torn both acl's and had to have DeNovo cartilage transplant...feel for what he is getting ready to go thru.
I guess it depends what you believe.
The evidence from the photo suggests that RG IIi has a significant strength imbalance issue with his knees. We also heard repeatedly that his injury would not be made worse by playing, suggesting that the non-contact injury he suffered on Sunday trying to recover the fumble wasn't related to the Ravens game.
Last edited by Corcaigh; January-7th-2013 at 09:35 PM.
@Corcaigh: The body uses proprioception to gleen information about it's environment through the limbs and systems. Limb ligaments are part of that communication system. Think of them as words in a sentence. When one of them is missing, the body can often get the picture, but it's harder, and easier to screw up. That's part of them problem with ACL recovery in general. The new ACL is functional, but essentially fake at worst, or at best, different. The body has to relearn that communication with different or lesser parts. So if the LCL was damaged, yeah it could affect the knee elsewhere.
Last edited by Captain Injury; January-7th-2013 at 09:40 PM.
Last edited by Laron Burgundy; January-7th-2013 at 09:46 PM.
nice write up... What are your thoughts about the MRI is inconclusive. I dont believe that for a minute. Old Injury? is it torn or not? I find it hard to believe that the old injury makes it difficult to read. I think they know there is damage and surgery is imminent. they just refuse to say.
ANYTHING regarding getting to the ground is better then what occurred on this play.
Last edited by Travdaskin; January-7th-2013 at 10:04 PM.
I would suggest the following.
Prolotherapy to ensure ligaments are strong.
Training of his VMO and VL (heck...all the quads) to ensure proper tracking.
Stregnthening of TFL and gluteus medius....these may be weak in comparison to other muscle groups.
Fitting of orthotic insoles to correct any pronation.
Muscle reeducation of his intrinsic foot muscles so that he can better form a natural arch.
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