Blog Articles

The Athletic Shoulder (ASH) Test & Return to Sport

The Athletic Shoulder (ASH) Test may be appropriate to monitor neuromuscular performance of the shoulder joint in sports involving contact and overhead actions & to help assist in determination of return to sport. 
Aug 26th, 2023

Which ACL Graft is Best for You?

The decision to choose an ACL graft can be overwhelming. This week, we will focus on the pros and cons of the major graft options & share new resources that we put together for The Sports Docs Podcast on this topic.
Jun 28th, 2023

How do I manage an ACL tear in a young athlete?

The ACL stabilizes the knee during front-to-back motions and rotation. It is deep inside the knee so it’s difficult for you or your athlete to feel it and know if the ACL was torn.
Mar 23rd, 2022

Knee Injuries in Female Student Athletes

Musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremities are common among female college student-athletes (SA) in sports that require hopping, pivoting, and running.
Dec 24th, 2021

How to cope after ACL surgery?

Psychological readiness to return to sport has emerged as an important factor associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).
Dec 9th, 2021

Do I need surgery for my meniscus tear?

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscus tears. However, anyone at any age can tear the meniscus.
Dec 7th, 2021

Top Strategies to Treat Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition which involves the outer aspect of the elbow, resulting in pain and decreased function. Dr. Logan, an avid tennis player, provides today's best treatment options to combat this nagging problem.
Oct 5th, 2021

Does Grit Impact ACL Outcomes?

Grit is the disposition to strive for long-term goals despite setbacks and challenges. Given the lengthy, arduous process of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), an athlete's grit may predict postoperative outcomes across
Sep 25th, 2023

SLAP Tears: Current Treatment

Dr. Catherine Logan discusses First, what is a SLAP tear? A SLAP lesion is a tear of the superior glenoid labrum extending from anterior to posterior.
Sep 22nd, 2023

What is Load Management with Dr. Catherine Logan

"Load management" is the practice of resting players for entire games, even though they are healthy enough to play. The idea is that these players will get nights of crucial rest during the season so that they are healthier for the playoffs. 
Jun 28th, 2023

Do I Need Surgery after a Shoulder Dislocation?

Do I Need Surgery after a Shoulder Dislocation? The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of arthroscopic Bankart repair (ABR). Basically, should we fix it or not? 
Jun 5th, 2023

Obstacle course racing (OCR): Are They Safe?

Obstacle course racing (OCR) has become a popular sport in recent years as it challenges participants' mental and physical endurance through a combination of trail running and obstacles. Obstacle Course Racing with Dr. Catherine Logan
May 28th, 2023

When Is Rotator Cuff Surgery Recommended?

If rotator cuff surgery has been recommended as an option for a torn rotator cuff it is often secondary to: - Your pain did not improve with nonsurgical methods - Continued pain is the main indication for surgery - If you are very active and use your ar
Feb 20th, 2023

Muscle Recovery & Blueberries

Post-workout, you’re on autopilot to grab a protein bar or shake. But protein powder or bars alone doesn’t provide enough to attack those aching muscles.
Dec 9th, 2022

Do I Need a Grid (Bumpy) Foam Roller?

Foam rolling seems to be effective for enhancing lactate clearance and counteracting DOMS, but the TYPE of foam roller does NOT seem to influence the recovery rate.
Nov 19th, 2022

How do I improve ankle mobility?

Here are some of our favorite tools for stretching, as well as our favorite blog that provides video content on the best ways to improve ankle mobility. Enjoy! 
Sep 22nd, 2022

ACL PreHab: Why + How?

The importance of prehab prior to ACL reconstruction is simply to optimize your ultimate post-operative outcome. The better your motion and strength before surgery, the smoother the recovery process will go!
Sep 18th, 2022

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed. 
Sep 14th, 2022

Achilles Tendon Injuries: When to Repair

We’ve seen this injury across many sports and in very prominent players – Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Brandon Brooks who tore both of his Achilles tendons one year apart.
Aug 6th, 2022

What is BFR?

When using BFR as an adjunct to postoperative rehabilitation. It has been postulated that exercises conducted at lower loads (20%-50% of 1-repetition maximum) can promote muscle hypertrophy similar to traditional strengthening protocols while reducing pain
Jul 27th, 2022

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Almost 200,000 people were treated at hospitals, doctors' offices, and emergency rooms for injuries related to winter sports in 2018
Mar 20th, 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Unique Stressors Among Athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the sports landscape, upending many of these routines and highlighting the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset as athletes navigate a “new normal” in their sports.
Dec 22nd, 2021

Surgical Treatment Options for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

Welcome back to The Sports Docs Podcast with Dr. Catherine Logan and Dr. Ashley Bassett.   In episode 16, we’re going to continue our discussion with Dr. Anand Murthi and focus on the surgical treatment options for irreparable rotator cuff tears.
Dec 13th, 2021

Biceps Tendon Injuries: How to Treat

Biceps tendinitis is inflammation of the upper part of the biceps tendon, where it connects at the shoulder joint.  Common signs and symptoms include pain in the front of the shoulder and weakness.
Dec 10th, 2021

How to Prevent Youth Ski & Snowboard Injuries

Skiing and snowboarding are an increasingly popular activities for both children and adolescents. Injury rates range between 3.9 and 9.1 injuries per 1000 skier days, 1 with injuries ranging from severe (head, neck and spine injuries) to minor (sprains and
Dec 2nd, 2021

What is an OCD lesion? 

What is an OCD lesion?  Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) falls under the umbrella of an osteochondral defect. OCD lesions are abnormal bone that lies underneath an area of normal cartilage. It commonly occurs in the knee joint.
Nov 30th, 2021

Cartilage Surgery: Q&A

Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation: In osteochondral autograft transplantation, cartilage is transferred from one part of the joint to another.
Nov 21st, 2021

ACL Injuries on the Mountain: Next Steps

How does my doctor diagnose ACL tears? Your orthopedic doctor will examine your knee, perform a Lachman test (assess ACL stability), as well as order an X-ray and an MRI.
Nov 12th, 2021

Rotator Cuff: Q&A

What is the rotator cuff and what does it do? How do I rehab a rotator cuff injury?
Nov 11th, 2021

Meniscus Root Tears: Q&&A

The importance of fixing meniscus root tears is well demonstrated in the orthopaedic literature.
Nov 10th, 2021

Youth Ski Injuries - Family Friendly Patient Education

Skiing and snowboarding are an increasingly popular activities for both children and adolescents. Injury rates range between 3.9 and 9.1 injuries per 1000 skier days, with injuries ranging from severe to minor.
Nov 8th, 2021

Factors Associated with Knee in Youth Soccer Players

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, with its origins tracing back to the second half of the 19th century in the United Kingdom. Widely prevalent in Europe, the sport has also increased in popularity in the United States...
Apr 22nd, 2021

How Tracking Your Period Can Lower Your Injury Risk

Dr. Catherine Logan was featured in Runner’s World’s article, ‘How Tracking Your Period Can Lower Your Injury Risk’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘A recent study in Frontiers in Physiology following elite English soccer players found the...
Apr 5th, 2021

COVID-19 Related Cardiology for Sports Medicine Physicians

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Catherine Logan recently published an article in AOSSM publication. The article provides a guide for physicians working in the sports medicine field to address the needs of athletes returning to sports after recovering for...
Mar 29th, 2021

Dr. Logan launches The Sports Docs Podcast

Sports medicine is a constantly evolving field, with hundreds of new articles published each month on the topic. This ever-growing wealth of information can make it challenging to stay updated on the newest approaches and techniques, and to know...
Mar 1st, 2021