Thursday, May 18 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
WorkStation, 132 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 70, Cohasset MA
Nearly anyone that has either participated in physical activities such as basketball, soccer, football, tennis, downhill skiing, volleyball, gymnastics, jogging (basically any sport that involves sudden stops, jumping, or changes in motion) has either experienced or heard first-hand accounts of ACL injuries.
Medically speaking, an ACL injury is the tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in the human knee. It is not uncommon for those who have experienced such an injury to hear or feel a "pop" in their knee when the injury occurs. Soon the damaged knee may swell, stability may be lost and often, experience knee pain that makes it extremely uncomfortable to bear weight.
You are invited to our free community discussion addressing what you need to know about reducing your risk of sustaining an ACL injury.
On Thursday night, three experts on the topic will lead a discussion for athletes, parents, coaches and all physically active individuals (of all ages) on how to avoid ACL Injuries.
Here are some of the topics to be addressed:
- The 5 questions to ask to determine increased risk for an ACL injury?
- The tests that your Physical Therapist can perform to determine greater risk for an ACL injury?
- How emotional stresses lead to ACL injury and return to play after injury?
- What footwear can reduce your risk of an ACL injury?
Dr. Daniel McGovern, Sports Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Educator
Dr. McGovern is a board certified sports physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and licensed athletic trainer. Dan has been training and rehabilitating athletes from youth, collegiate, and professional levels for nearly 30 years.
Dan's specialties include Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Sports Injury Prevention, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, ACL Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy
He is also founder and current owner of Next Level Physical Therapy located at 1004 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (3A) in Scituate where he is reachable at (339) 526-0888 or email@example.com
Adam Naylor, Sports Performance Consultant, Educator
Naylor obtained his doctoral and master degrees in counseling psychology and developmental studies (specializing in sports psychology) at Boston University. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology, minoring in human movement studies, from Trinity College (CT). He is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Consultant.
His clients include US Open competitors, Stanley Cup champions, Olympic/International medalists, NCAA champions, and UFC martial artists.
Austin Lyne, Owner, The Good Sport
As the proprietor of Cohasset's Good Sport, the area's leading local sporting goods retailer, Austin regularly listens to hundreds of war stories regarding in ACL injuries and recovery. With knowledge gained firsthand during the store's nearly 40 years of athletic footwear selling experience, Mr. Lyne is often asked to make recommendations regarding athletic shoe purchases, orthotic inserts, and recovery products, such as OOFOS.
We anticipate a spirited discussion with plenty of active participation from attendees both young and old. Finally, before the evening's conclusion, there will be a special raffling of door prizes!
So that we can plan most effectively for the event, please send Dan a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know that you will be in attendance.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!