It’s well established that persistent quadriceps strength deficits are common after ACL reconstruction. Despite a lot of attention, we still continue to struggle in restoring quadriceps strength after surgery.
As important as quad strength is after ACL surgery, recent research is showing that strength doesn’t always correlate to biomechanical changes, which is an extremely important concept to understand.
In this week’s episode of The Sports Physical Therapy Podcast, I talk with Dan Cobian about this and his research on lower extremity neuromuscular biomechanics after knee injury and surgery.
Dan Cobian, DPT, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, a research scientist with the Badger Athletic Performance Lab, a physical therapist with UW Health Sports Rehab, and a rehabilitation consultant to Wisconsin Athletics.