Everyone wants to talk about quadriceps strength after ACL reconstruction. This definitely gets all the attention due to the persistent deficits in strength that are commonly observed.
However, there are other muscles that may also be important in determining when an athlete is ready to return to sport.
In this episode of The Sports Physical Therapy Podcast, I’m joined by Lane Bailey. We’ll be discussing a recent article he published on using hip abduction strength as another metric for return to play.
Lane Bailey, PT, PhD is the Director of Research and Sports Medicine for the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas. Lane has academic appointments within the Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship Program at the UT McGovern Medical School, University of Houston, and Texas Women’s University. He has experience treating youth, recreational and professional athletes, with a focus in ACL and overhead athlete injuries. Lane’s current research agenda involves implementing clinical effectiveness research systems and performing sports medicine and orthopedic clinical trials (including two U.S. Dept of Def funded studies). Dr. Bailey has reviewed and published several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and speaks nationally on topics related to his research and clinical education. Dr. Bailey is the Past-President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, and a member of several sports society’s including AASPT, ICCUS, and AOSSM.