Amy Arundale (Brooklyn Nets NBA Physical Therapist and Biomechanist)

Episode 42: Andy McDonald chats to Amy Arundale a Biomechanist and Physical Therapist for the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. Amy has enjoyed previous roles at Proaxis Therapy and was a post doc fellow at Linkoping University. In addition to this Amy has completed a Phd in Biomechanics at The University of Delaware and has coaching roots in soccer before becoming a Physical Therapist.

In this episode Andy & Amy discuss:

  • Amy’s background
  • Benefits of a coaching background
  • Current role at the Brooklyn Nets
  • Return to play
  • Creating drills
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Developmental considerations in rehab

Where you can find Amy:

Papers of Relevance:

Ahmad, C. S., Clark, A. M., Heilmann, N., Schoeb, J. S., Gardner, T. R., & Levine, W. N. (2006). Effect of gender and maturity on quadriceps-to-hamstring strength ratio and anterior cruciate ligament laxity. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(3), 370-374.

Al Attar, W., Soomro, N., Pappas, E., Sinclair, P., & Sanders, R. (2017). Adding a post-training FIFA 11+ exercise program to the pre-training FIFA11+ injury prevention program reduces injury rates among male amateur soccer players: A cluster-randomised trial. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, 18. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.224

Arundale, A., Bizzini, M., Giordano, A., Hewett, T. E., Logerstedt, D., Mandelbaum, B., . . . Snyder-Mackler, L. (2018). Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(9), A1-A42. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0303

Arundale, A. J. H., Kvist, J., Hägglund, M., & Fältström, A. (2020). Jump performance in male and female football players. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 28(2), 606-613. doi:10.1007/s00167-019-05747-1

Carson, D. W., & Ford, K. R. (2011). Sex differences in knee abduction during landing: a systematic review. Sports Health, 3(4), 373-382.

Davidson, S., & McLean, S. (2016). Effects of maturation on combined female muscle strength and ACL structural factors. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(7), 553-558.

Emmonds, S., Morris, R., Murray, E., Robinson, C., Turner, L., & Jones, B. (2017). The influence of age and maturity status on the maximum and explosive strength characteristics of elite youth female soccer players. Science and Medicine in Football, 1(3), 209-215. doi:10.1080/24733938.2017.1363908

Emmonds, S., Scantlebury, S., Murray, E., Turner, L., Robsinon, C., & Jones, B. (2018). Physical Characteristics of Elite Youth Female Soccer Players Characterized by Maturity Status. J Strength Cond Res. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000002795

Emmonds, S., Till, K., Redgrave, J., Murray, E., Turner, L., Robinson, C., & Jones, B. (2018). Influence of age on the anthropometric and performance characteristics of high-level youth female soccer players. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 13(5), 779-786. doi:10.1177/1747954118757437

Hewett, T. E., Myer, G. D., & Ford, K. R. (2004). Decrease in neuromuscular control about the knee with maturation in female athletes. JBJS, 86(8), 1601-1608.

Quatman, C. E., Ford, K. R., Myer, G. D., & Hewett, T. E. (2006). Maturation leads to gender differences in landing force and vertical jump performance: a longitudinal study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(5), 806-813.

Quatman, C. E., Ford, K. R., Myer, G. D., Paterno, M. V., & Hewett, T. E. (2008). The effects of gender and pubertal status on generalized joint laxity in young athletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11(3), 257-263.

Quatman-Yates, C. C., Myer, G. D., Ford, K. R., & Hewett, T. E. (2013). A longitudinal evaluation of maturational effects on lower extremity strength in female adolescent athletes. Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, 25(3), 271-276. doi:10.1097/PEP.0b013e31828e1e9d

Seger, J. Y., & Thorstensson, A. (2000). Muscle strength and electromyogram in boys and girls followed through puberty. European journal of applied physiology, 81(1-2), 54-61.

Silvers-Granelli, H., Mandelbaum, B., Adeniji, O., Insler, S., Bizzini, M., Pohlig, R., . . . Dvorak, J. (2015). Efficacy of the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program in the Collegiate Male Soccer Player. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(11), 2628-2637. doi:10.1177/0363546515602009

Waldén, M., Atroshi, I., Magnusson, H., Wagner, P., & Hägglund, M. (2012). Prevention of acute knee injuries in adolescent female football players: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 344, e3042. doi:10.1136/bmj.e3042


Inform Performance is sponsored by VALD Performance, makers of the Nordbord, Forceframe, ForeDecks and HumanTrak. VALD Performance systems are built with the high-performance practitioner in mind, translating traditionally lab-based technologies into engaging, quick, easy-to-use tools for daily testing, monitoring and training

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following Inform Performance on:

Our Team

About the Author
Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.