Dr. Matt Jordan holds a PhD in Medical Science and a Masters in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in neuromuscular physiology. Matt’s PhD research focused on return to sport neuromuscular monitoring for athletes with ACL injury. Over his career, Matt was the personal strength coach to 30 World and Olympic medalists.
In this presentation, Dr. Matt Jordan will provide a detailed overview on how to assess and monitor vertical jump concentric/eccentric force asymmetries for ACL injury and ACL re-injury prevention.
Key takeaways include:
- Identify neuromuscular deficits associated with ACL injuries that can’t be seen with the coaching eye alone
- Explore the relationship between vertical jump force asymmetries and ACL injuries
- Discuss strategies for implementing asymmetry monitoring in order to guide return to sport decision making and prevent ACL re-injury
- Present real-world case study examples employing vertical jump force asymmetry monitoring to identify neuromuscular deficits, prevent ACL injuries and optimize return to sport after ACL reconstruction
- Provide considerations for using vertical jump force asymmetry monitoring to improve training program design and training strategies to prevent ACL injuries