Episode 346 of The Physical Performance Show is an Expert Edition featuring Jess Cunningham, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and Author.
Jess Cunningham, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist and Author of “POP - when sports brings us to our knees”, a book that chronicles the journeys of 13 Australian athletes who share around their ACL injury rehabilitation.
It's a book that aims to raise more questions than it answers, shining a unique lens on ACL injuries and their management. POP reflects on the unique experiences of each of the featured athletes providing valuable insights and advice to anyone working through their own ACL injury learn from the successes, as well as the mistakes that the athletes made in returning to sport and life post ACL rupture.
As Jess states, the book aims to be a conversation starter opening up the necessary dialogue between patients, surgeons and therapists to ensure that the best decisions are made with regard to ACL treatment and outcomes.
Jess’s professional experience is extensive having worked both in Australia and abroad with high performance sport. Jess's clients have included numerous freestyle ski and snowboard winter Olympians, X Games champions from Australia, New Zealand and USA, Olympic sailors and professional footballers alongside a host of recreational and aspiring athletes.
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“With a book and print, you do slow down and read at a different speed and absorb things differently”
“Prevention is better than a cure”
“Being careful of the language we use around athletes future and keep tabs on them” - Practitioner Top Tip
Top 3 tips for those with an ACL Injury
“If you ever want to know if you get along with someone really well, go sailing with them across an ocean, see how you go” - Physical Challenge
“Believe in yourself” – Best Advice
Lydia Lassila - Australian Olympic freestyle skier, Episode 131 of The Physical Performance Show
Kim Green - Former Australian Netballer
Cal Fergusson - Australian Cricketer
Sporting Chance Foundation
03:30 Jess’s bio – what fuels her passion to help athletes
07:07 The genesis of “POP - when sports brings us to our knees”
13:20 Expanding on ACL Injury
21:10 Mitch’s Case Study
23:20 Fears or push backs of surgery vs conservative path
29.20 Lydia’s Case Study
30:40 Observations on the Psychological impact of those with significant injury
36:40 Summarising prevention programs and strategies
42:30 Why women are more prone to ACL injury than men
45:05 Top 3 tips for anyone with an ACL Injury
47:30 Physical Challenge
48:20 Best Advice
49:45 Sporting Chance Foundation
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