ACL Rehab Podcast

ACL Rehab Podcast


On today’s episode, Michael is joined by Dr. Ziad Dahdul. Dr. Ziad is a Physical Therapist who has a strong background in ACL Rehab. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University- Fullerton. He is a board certified orthopedic specialist, working with competitive athletes and weekend warriors for nearly a decade. He grew up playing basketball and baseball and continues to play recreationally to this day. He is a die hard fan of the Lakers, Dodgers, Patriots, and USC Trojans and has been playing fantasy sports for 15+ years.

Topics discussed today:

  • Dr. Ziad’s interest in ACL injuries and ACL Rehab.
  • How Dr. Ziad works to get his patients to feel like athletes’ again
  • Expectations and physical testing criteria to begin return to running and jumping during ACL Rehab.
  • How Dr. Ziad builds his patients’ plans for ACL Rehab. treatment sessions, as well as weekly and monthly rehab. framework
  • Dr. Ziad discusses plyometric and movement skill progressions and expectations
  • Dr. Ziad reminds patients that pain is a part of the process of ACL Rehab., there are limits, but when working hard to regain strength and physical abilities you may experience some discomfort.

Listen to this episode online, on apple podcasts or on spotify.

Reach out to Dr. Ziad via Instagram: @ignitephyizo

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