My clinical question was inspired by the need to know if dual sport athletes are more or less likely to tear their ACL. What makes a dual athlete more or less likely to have an ACL tear? So, we were curious to know if the likelihood of a tear was greater if the sports targeted mainly the anterior chain or mainly the posterior chain v.s. if the sports targeted both anterior and posterior chain.
I selected Katie and Sam to be my teammates because they are both brilliant, hardworking ladies and I could not imagine having greater classmates to work with! As a group, we decided to ask three people to be apart of our team: Josh Bullock, Brianne Kilbourne, and Kris Johnston. We picked these three people because each person brings a different and important aspect to the team. Bullock is a strength coach and is a good source to discuss the ideas of how each sport affects the chain development. Brianne is a research wizard! We know that she knows her info and could help us find really good research to help us discover the answer to our question. We also asked Kris to be on our team because he reads TONS of books and research and we know he would be a good source to go to for any question or confusion we had.
As we embark on answering our question, I look forward to getting to research and find the answer! I know it will probably be challenging, but I know that a good challenge is always fun!