LISTEN: ACL Prevention Podcast with Dr. Tim Hewett

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Dr. Tim Hewett wrote the book on ACL injuries.  Literally. Hewett authored Understanding and Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries which has become the most comprehensive resource on the subject. He has dedicated his professional life to taking on this epidemic that haunts athletes across the country. His passion for prevention is eminent when talking to him about the subject.

Hewett is the Director of the Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, The Director of Research for OSU Sports Medicine and a Professor in the Departments of Physiology & Cell Biology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering

I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Hewett in his office at the Martha Moorehouse  Medical Plaza last Fall and we discussed everything about ACL prevention including risk factors, rehabilitation, and the emotional toll on the athlete. If you are working with athletes any level, you are doing them a disservice not to listen. Enjoy.

Topics in This Podcast
1. Recent trends in ACL injury
2. How the NBA utilized Dr. Hewitt
3. Biomechanical causes of ACL injuries
4. Post injury factors
5. Screening for risk factors
6. The best exercises for reducing ACL injuries
7. Prevention and training... one in the same
8. When to starting training to prevent ACL injuries
9. Why education is the most important aspect of prevention
10. How soon is too soon to come back from an ACL injury
11. Why re-injuries happen
12. The emotional toll from an ACL injury
13. Information about the ACL Workshop:

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Timothy Hewett, PhD
Director, OSU Sports Health & Performance Institute
Director of Research, OSU Sports Medicine
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Cell Biology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering

Education and Background
B.A. Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati 1984
B.S. Biology the University of Cincinnati 1984
Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1990
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology, Department of Pharmacology & Cell
Biophysics, University of Cincinnati 1993

Experience & Interests
As Director of Research, Dr. Hewett is responsible for the oversight and coordination of a multi-disciplinary research program, as well as the development of strategic OSU Sports Medicine priorities.

Hewett joined Ohio State in 2010 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he served as director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. He is nationally recognized for his work in the area of knee injury prevention in female athletes.

Hewett, who also serves as a tenured professor in Ohio State’s department of physiology and cell biology, completed a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

Hewett is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 15,000 citations and an h-index of 70. He has authored a book and multiple book chapters.

He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. Dr. Hewett is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Advising Narrative
I am a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Cell Biology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Family Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. I have a doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics and post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular Biology and Biomechanics. I am an international leading expert in the field of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor and prevention research. Thus far I have published over 220 peer-reviewed articles with over 15,000 citations in the medical literature, an h-index over 65 and have also authored a book and several book chapters. A permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section, I also serve on the Editorial board for several medical journals. My awards include the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. My work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. My professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and I am a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

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