We know that after a lower extremity injury like an ACL tear, there are often joint-related symptoms such as swelling, loss of motion, and instability. But as we learn more about these injuries, there appear to be several neuromuscular consequences as well.
In this episode, I talk to Terry Grindstaff from Creighton University about his research into these neuromuscular consequences after an ACL injury, and how this could impact our initial rehabilitation, return to sport progressions, and even long-term consequences years down the road.
Terry Grindstaff is a physical therapist and athletic trainer with over 20 years of clinical experience. He has a PhD in Kinesiology and is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University. His research investigates the neuromuscular consequences of lower extremity joint injury and rehabilitative management to improve function. He provides clinical services in the athletic training room at Creighton University and is a member of the volunteer medical pool for USA Wrestling.