ACL injuries are a very common problem in high school sports that require sudden changes in movement and direction i.e. planting, cutting, and landing from a jump. Sports which often require these high risk maneuvers include soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
This year, in the United States alone, an estimated 250,000 athletes will tear their ACL. Roughly 70% of these injuries will be non-contact and the vast majority will be females age 15 to 25. In fact, research shows that female athletes are 8 times more likely to rupture their ACL as compared to their male counterparts.
Our innovative ACL Injury Prevention Program helps improve strength, balance, and movement techniques to prevent ACL injury. Our program is based on current medical research and is designed to prevent injury and to enhance performance through power, speed, and agility.
The program includes:
- • Education and instruction on endurance, strength, and flexibility training
- • Agility and speed training specific to the demands of each sport
- • Plyometrics to increase power and explosiveness
- • Technique training specific for ACL injury prevention
- • Core and balance training
Injury prevention benefits include:
- • Decreased risk of ACL injury by 88%
- • Decreased landing forces by 22%
- • Increase quad/hamstring ratio from 50% to 60%
Performance enhancement benefits include:
- • Increase in vertical jump by 10%
- • Increase in hamstring strength by 44%
- • Increased sprint speed
- • Improved power and endurance
- • Improved running economy
For more information about upcoming program dates or a group quote, please contact Dr. David Holmes at 763-315-0466.
More clinical information is available for health care providers, download Dr. Sandell’s lecture at the 2007 annual ACBSP Sports Medicine Symposium: