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The purpose of this case report is to describe the combination of TRX® suspension training with a functional lower extremity rehabilitation program in an ACLR patient whose lacking dynamic knee control and lower extremity strength and endurance.

Publication Date

Spring 2018


St. Augustine, FL


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Modalities, Athletes, Soccer


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Spring 2018 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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TRX® Suspension Training in Improving Single Leg Strength and Confidence in a Female Soccer Player Post ACL Reconstruction



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