ACL Running Performance Study
Are you an athlete who's eager to get back to running after ACL reconstruction surgery? You may be wondering if your knee strength is up to par for optimal running performance. A recent study can provide you with some insight.
The study found that stronger quadriceps muscles translate to more powerful running, as measured by peak vertical ground reaction force (pVGRF). This means that you may want to incorporate exercises that focus on building strength in your thigh muscles, like squats, lunges, and leg presses.
But how do you know if you're ready to start running again? At Blueprint Podiatry, we use a range of tests to assess your strength and functional performance, so you can get a clear picture of your readiness to run. We'll also help you incorporate exercises that focus on gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, vasti, soleus, and gastrocnemius muscles to help improve your hip, knee, and ankle stability.
When you're ready to run again, we'll provide you with advice on running technique and footwear, so you can avoid injury and improve your performance. You can picture yourself confidently running on the track, with your feet hitting the ground with power and grace.
At Blueprint Podiatry, we want to help you get back to doing what you love. You can hear the sounds of your own breathing and the beat of your heart as you run, feeling more in control and confident with every step. Let us help you make that a reality.