In The ACL Book, youíll find close to 50 ACL-specific exercises designed by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national womenís handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. Youíll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether youíre the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.
The ACL Book Features:
- The Prevention Program, the center of this book, describes and illustrates the exercises that prevent ACL injuries.
- A FAQ section, containing commonly asked questions by people who have had recent ACL tears.
- An anatomy section that describes the anatomy of the knee
- Introduction: Fields of Pain;
- Chapter 1. How the Knee Works and What An ACL Is;
- Chapter 2. The Fragile State of the ACL;
- Chapter 3. What to Do If Your ACL Tears;
- Chapter 4. Getting Back In Action;
- Chapter 5. The ACL Protection Program;
- Chapter 6. Jumping Exercises;
- Chapter 7. Balance Exercises;
- Chapter 8. Strengthening Exercises;
- Chapter 9. Functional Exercises;
- Chapter 10. When Rehab Is Not Enough Surgery;
- Chapter 11. Frequently Asked Questions;
About the Guest Editors
Dr. Robert Marx is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Regarded among the world's top orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Marx has treated thousands of knee and shoulder injuries, and is well known for his expertise in ACL and complex multi-ligament knee reconstructive surgery. A former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Muscle and Fitness magazine, Dr. Marx has written a book on bone tumors and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading orthopedic and research journals, including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded with the 2003 O'Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine for his study on determinants of knee injury following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Dr. Marx has appeared on national television and lectured extensively worldwide on knee and shoulder surgery, including the description of new surgical techniques he has developed. As a visiting professor of orthopedic surgery, he has been invited to speak at many academic institutions, including Harvard University and The Mayo Clinic. He also has his own personal website (www.DrRMarx.com), and is a regular contributor to the Hospital for Special Surgery's website (www.hss.edu).