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Enda King - Assessment & Development of Reactive Strength After ACL Reconstruction

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Head of Elite Performance and Development – Aspetar

Enda King is a world-renowned sports physiotherapist in the management of ACL and athletic groin pain. Enda was previously Head of Performance at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin where he completed his PhD in ACL management. He has over 40 peer reviewed publications regarding the management of athletic groin pain, biomechanical analysis after ACL reconstruction and the role of biomechanics in rehabilitation and athletic performance.

In this Sports MAP Masterclass, Enda takes viewers through his extensive knowledge and experience in analysing and rehabilitating reactive strength in ACLR athletes.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. List common biomechanical compensations observed in drop jump testing following ACL reconstruction
  2. Understand why reactive strength is important for preventing ACL injuries
  3. Understand how to correctly perform a drop jump test
  4. Recall normative values for contact times and Reactive Strength Index (RSI) for drop jump test
  5. Understand how to interpret drop jump force plate data for rehabilitation planning and monitoring
  6. Understand the utility of plyometric training
  7. Understand the key phases of plyometric training
  8. Understand the main considerations for rehabilitation of reactive strength following ACL reconstruction
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of how to progress plyometric exercises for the lower limb
  10. List key coaching points for plyometric drills
  11. Recall appropriate dosage for high and low level plyometric exercises
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Masterclass Outline

Reactive strength after ACL reconstruction
Introduction
Objective testing
Rehabilitation
Summary
Quiz
Quiz - Assessment & Development of Reactive Strength after ACL Reconstruction

Instructors

Enda King Phd
Head of Elite Performance and Development @Aspetar

Enda King MSc has over 10 years experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist with athletes and coaches across a spectrum of sports and disciplines. Currently he is Head of Performance Rehabilitation with Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. Enda completed his BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in Trinity College, Dublin in 2005 then moved to Perth, Australia to undertake the renowned MSc Manipulative Therapy in Curtain University in 2009.

Graduating with distinction Enda returned home and has focused his work in the Sports Surgery Clinic in Ireland around cutting edge methodology for hip and groin injury prevention and rehabilitation. Currently working on his PhD (3D Biomechanics after ACL Reconstruction) with University of Roehamption in London, Enda combines the use of 3D biomechanics and high-level residential rehabilitation to optimize performance and an efficient recovery after injury.

He has worked with athletes across a wide variety of disciplines including rugby, soccer, AFL, NFL, UFC, boxing, jockeys and GAA. His greatest areas of expertise lies within hip and groin related, as well as knee / ACL rehabilitation, and he is committed to performing innovative research to develop robust methods for injury prevention and rehabilitation in elite sport.

Enda has a number of peer-reviewed publications and regularly travels to speak at international conferences on groin injuries, ACL Return To Play and Return To Performance After Injury. Enda also authored the hip and groin chapter in Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.

He currently lives in Ireland with his wife Michelle, and children Eleanor, Ethan and Iarlaith, while travelling internationally to work with athletes and professional clubs in conjunction with the Sports Surgery Clinic.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc Manipulative Therapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • BSc Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • UKSCA Phd candidate at University of Roehampton (3D Biomechanics after ACL reconstruction)

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