For the past two decades, ACL injury prevention has been a strong focus in the field of sports medicine. Various programs have been created as a way to encourage and promote proper techniques for athletes who may be at high risk of sustaining an ACL injury. ACL prevention include targeted exercises that address muscle strengthening, muscle recruitment patterns, landing and deceleration patterns, proprioception, and plyometrics.
Most ACL injury prevention sessions last approximately 20-30 minutes, making it very easy to incorporate into a practice setting. If you are an athlete, you should strongly consider participating in ACL injury prevention, due to the overwhelmingly positive statistical evidence supporting their effectiveness.
In a study examining the effect of ACL injury prevention, female athletes demonstrated a reduced ACL injury risk of 52% after incorporating the program into their fitness regimens. Even better, male athletes demonstrated a reduced ACL injury risk of 85% after incorporating the ACL injury prevention into their fitness regimens. With odds so good, why not start your prevention regiment today?! Make an appointment or free consult today with one of our specialists at Empower Physical Therapy in Wasilla & Anchorage, AK .