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#27 PCL injury diagnosis & management in athletes with Tim McGrath

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#27 PCL injury diagnosis & management in athletes with Tim McGrath
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In this 27th episode of the Sports MAP Podcast we chat with knee injury expert Tim McGrath. Tim’s clinical expertise focuses on lower limb rehabilitation, and he regularly conducts clinical consultancy to professional sporting teams within Australia and also overseas for complex cases following lower limb injury. He developed Pitch Ready (www.pitch-ready.com) which combines cutting-edge data science with clinical insights to optimize squad-based injury prevention strategies across organizations as well as return to sport decision-making following lower limb injury. Tim also founded and is co-director of Elite Rehab which is a large multidisciplinary allied health practice in Canberra (www.ersportsphysio.com.au).

In this episode we cover a range of topics including:

  • Tim's extensive elite experience and career background
  • initial assessment and diagnosis of PCL injuries
  • PCL Assessment tests
  • Imaging
  • Surgical vs non-surgery pathways
  • Timelines and expecatations
  • Bracing management post-op or non-surgical
  • Rehabilitation progressions and hamstring loading
  • Addressing troubles with acceleration and shunting of the knee
  • Quad loading compared to ACL injuries
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