ACL Prevention

Athletes involved in sports that require jumping, cutting, and pivoting have an increased risk of serious knee injuries, specifically non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Due to the ACL’s primary role in stabilizing the knee joint, the ACL is most susceptible to injury when twisting or rotational forces are placed on the knee. Although this can happen with contact, approximately 70% of ACL tears occur during non-contact events when athletes are cutting, decelerating or landing from a jump. Many studies have confirmed that muscle strength imbalances, poor coordination and inadequate sports-specific conditioning can increase the risk of an ACL injury. ACL prevention programs have been shown to reduce this risk of ACL injuries by establishing proper jumping and cutting techniques.

We work with young athletes to reduce risk for injury and improve overall athletic performance using a multifaceted approach of neuromuscular and proprioceptive training, including:

We'll provide you with a comprehensive home exercise plan to be performed 2-3 days/week for best results!