Forget what you know about ACL injuries.
This week, Power Athlete Radio is bringing you one the best and most informative episodes to date. The crew welcomes Dr. Tim Hewett of Ohio State University and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tim is a captivating voice for ongoing epidemiological studies being done to predict and prevent ACL injuries.
Tim walks us through his twenty year history in the study of the anterior cruciate ligament. He explains how the rumors are true – ACL injuries are six times more likely to occur in females than males but the scientific reasons for this may surprise you. Here’s a hint: it has little to do with the Q-angle or hip to knee ratio.
After our discussion of risk factors and the most commonly affected demographic, Dr. Tim elaborates on the best forms of injury prevention. Training in various planes of motion is just one of the suggested means to confront this potentially debilitating injury. You’ll hear from our talk that Dr. Tim Hewett lives and dies by the “posture and position” mantra.
How do you get your sport coaches and athletes on board with the training it takes to keep teams safe? We ask the Dr. Hewett that very question and he responds with an NBA story that would make any coach shake their head in disgust and any athlete’s knees ache, for that matter.
What a pleasure it was to dive down the strength and conditioning rabbit hole with such an accomplished researcher. For every meandering question, Dr. Hewett managed to provide a concise and comprehensive answer. Something we’re not used to here at PAHQ.
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Haven’t gotten enough of this firehose of ACL information? Do as the doc says and research his findings by going to the sports medicine section Ohio State, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, or Mayo Clinic websites.
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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