Knee-Strengthening and Injury-Reduction

Knee-Strengthening and Injury-Reduction

ACL injuries have become too common in sports, especially youth sports. Over 400,000 athletes will suffer from an ACL injury each year. Many of these injuries are non-contact injuries which happen during a landing or change of direction. Female athletes are at an even greater risk because of the difference in their anatomy. In order to address this issue, we have to first explore the demands of the sport to develop an appropriate training program. 

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Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Injuries?

Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Injuries?

All sports have a risk of injury. In general, the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of a traumatic injury. However, most injuries are due to overuse. You need to make sure that you're taking care of your body, getting proper recovery and maintaining a good diet to keep yourself healthy. Here are some articles on strength exercises, stretching and warm-ups that can help you with injury prevention.

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From the Magazine: ACL Prevention

From the Magazine: ACL Prevention

Every year, close to 400,000 people will suffer from a torn ACL, with an estimated $2 Billion price tag, with the high price tag not even including long term care.  While some of these injuries occur during a collision, many are of the non-contact variety.  They will typically occur during a rapid deceleration, change of direction, or landing, without the presence of player-to-player contact.  Female athletes are particularly at risk because of anatomical differences from male athletes.  Females are six times more likely to suffer from an ACL injury than their male counterparts. 

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