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  • ESPN's Stephania Bell Discusses ACL Tears on Move Forward Radio

    ESPN’s leading injury analyst for fantasy sports joined Move Forward Radio today to discuss one of the most talked-about injuries in professional sports: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

    In the latest episode of APTA's consumer-oriented online radio show, Stephania Bell, PT, OCS, CSCS, describes the injury that in recent years has affected elite athletes—ranging from football's Adrian Peterson to baseball's Mariano Rivera and skiing's Lindsey Vonn—and is becoming increasingly common among youth and amateur athletes.

    In the interview, Bell outlines possible similarities and differences between treatment programs for elite and nonelite athletes, and she provides advice for parents of youth athletes about ways to protect against ACL tears, which are more likely to be suffered by girls than boys.

    Over the course of the 37-minute episode, which was a Blog Talk Radio "Staff Pick" for April 4, Bell also describes her path to becoming the face of injury analysis for fantasy sports at ESPN.

    APTA issued a press release about the show and also promoted MoveForwardPT.com's Physical Therapist's Guide to ACL Tear via social media.

    Move Forward Radio airs approximately twice a month. Episodes are featured and archived at MoveForwardPT.com, APTA's official consumer information website, and can be streamed online via Blog Talk Radio or downloaded as a podcast via iTunes.

    APTA members are encouraged to alert their patients to this series and other MoveForwardPT.com resources to help educate the public about the benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. Ideas for future episodes and other feedback can be e-mailed to consumer@apta.org.

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