POP: When Sport Brings Us to Our Knees

POP: When Sport Brings Us to Our Knees

by Jess Cunningham
POP: When Sport Brings Us to Our Knees

POP: When Sport Brings Us to Our Knees

by Jess Cunningham


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Australia has the highest anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rate in the world. HOW does this happen? WHY does this happen?

In a book that aims to raise more questions than it answers, Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist Jess Cunningham shines a unique lens on ACL injuries and their management by sharing the insightful and inspiring stories of 13 Australian athletes and their journeys through injury, rehabilitation, and return to sport. Reflecting on their unique experiences, each athlete provides valuable insights and advice so that anyone working through their own ACL injury can learn from their successes-as well as their mistakes-and be motivated to complete their rehabilitation successfully so as to return to the sport or active life they love and avoid re-rupture.

The book aims to act as a conversation starter opening up the necessary dialogue between patients, surgeons, and therapists to ensure the best decisions are made with regard to patient-specific ACL treatment, as well as increasing awareness around evidence-based training programs that have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of ACL injuries (and re-ruptures) from occurring in the first place.

The common phrase from the athletes interviewed for this book tells its story: "I wish something like this had existed when I was going through it all."

Now it does.


10% of all proceeds donated to Sporting Chance Foundation - helping aspiring Indigenous Australian athletes realise their full potential following sports injury.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645491319
Publisher: Jess Cunningham
Publication date: 08/01/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jess Cunningham is an Australian Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist with extensive experience working in elite and professional sporting environments both in Australia and overseas. Her clients include numerous freestyle ski and snowboard Winter Olympians and X-Games champions from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, Olympic sailors, professional footballers, as well as a host of recreational and aspiring athletes. She lives by the beach on NSW's south coast with her partner Nick, and outside of helping others get the most out of their bodies, spends her time chasing after her energetic daughter Maeva and twin boys, Leo and Lucas, and pursuing her own salty and snowy adventures. This is her first book.
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