Pitching Elbow Stress Fracture: Brennan

“Thank you Chris for sharing your knowledge about the mental game and how to keep good arm care! Couldn’t be

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ACL Reconstruction: Ally

I completely tore my ACL and partially tore my meniscus. I needed an ACL reconstruction and for part of my

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ACL Reconstruction/Meniscus: Aaron

I was in Puerto Vallarta Mexico on a skateboarding trip. It was my second day there and I jumped down

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Achilles Rupture/Repair: Elizabeth

Chris and the staff at Catz helped me recover after I tore my Achilles during my senior year in high

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From Injured Soccer Recruit to College Rower: Diana

I tore my ACL playing in a college showcase and had to have reconstructive surgery on my knee which caused

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Back in the Gym: Felicia

I tore 3 ligaments in my ankle and needed partial reconstruction surgery & the removal of some cartilage on the

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Lower Extremity Injury Risk Following Concussion

Concussion awareness continues to grow and many parents, coaches and medical staffs are now taking more cautious measures before allowing

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What Happens to the Patellar Tendon Gap After ACL Harvest?…and other common ACL questions.

A common question regarding ACL reconstructions is,  “does the patellar tendon gap heal after the central third is harvested for

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Youth Athlete Patellofemoral Pain: Home Exercise Routine

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common knee disorders among the active population.  It is characterized by peripatellar

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Considerations for Adolescent ACL Reconstructions

Adolescent and young adult ACL reconstructions are a common diagnosis among my caseload.  I often get the opportunity to consult

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Baseball: Reducing Injury Risk in Pitching Mechanics

Injuries to the shoulder and elbow are common amongst baseball players and the topic of many studies in peer reviewed journals.  Previous

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Strength Training for Runners and Endurance Athletes

  Running is a big deal here in Pasadena, we have numerous running  &  tri clubs nearby, and a niche running

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Is Early Sport Specialization a Risk Factor for Anterior Knee Pain in Female Athletes?

Youth sport specialization has become a hot topic in the sports medicine world recently.  Baseball seems to be getting much

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Lateral Cutting Faults in ACL Rehab and Prevention

Recently some of my high level female soccer players have undergone biomechanical analysis in their 5th month post-op ACL reconstruction.  Despite demonstrating good control and depth on

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Choosing an ACL graft

ACL reconstruction is one of the most common arthroscopic surgeries performed in the United States, and there are many factors to consider

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Baseball: The effect of balance on elbow health, is there a relationship?

Baseball Players Diagnosed with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Demonstrate Decreased Balance Compared to Healthy Controls. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical

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