On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Mick Hughes and Randall Cooper on the show to discuss the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide 2.0. Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team. Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
In this episode, we discuss:
-The six phases of the ACL Rehabilitation Guide
-Why pre-habilitation objective measures are better comparisons to reconstruction outcomes
-How to assess return to sport after ACL surgery
-The importance of mental readiness for return to play
-Strength and conditioning for injury prevention throughout the athlete’s career
-And so much more!
“Every ACL rehabilitation protocol needs to be individualized and clinicians need to take a clinical reasoning approach. It’s athlete specific. It’s sports specific.”
“If you can combine a good story that resonates with the athlete or patient with the statistics and research that’s out there, you can usually paint a powerful message.”
“We shouldn’t be doing protocols.”
“Every ACL reconstruction patient shouldn’t be painted with the same brush.”
“An injury prevention program is really important.”
“Time is a poor indicator for future success.”
“The whole rehab process needs to be criteria driven.”
For more information on Randall:
Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
As a Sports Physiotherapist Randall has worked with some of Australia’s most notable sporting organisations including the Hawthorn Football Club, the Australian Winter Olympic Team, and the Victorian Institute of Sport. He consults from the internationally renowned Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. Randall has also attained the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2008.
Randall is the Founder and CEO of Premax. Premax in an Australian company that manufactures a range of sports skincare and massage creams. Premax is available in Australia, Asia, UK and Europe, and will be launched in North America in 2019.
As an Adjunct Lecturer for the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Randall advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. He provides support to the Centre, activity assisting in translating research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners, and the general public.
For more information on Mick:
Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team.
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