tests to detect sports injuries

Athletic Motion Analysis Screening

What is an ACL injury prevention screening?

With ACL prevention screening a biomechanical motion analysis test is performed to identify level of risk for an ACL injury or other lower extremity injury.

What happens during the procedure?

Trained Sports Health professionals will perform a 45 minute video analysis of the athlete’s movement patterns during physical tests of strength, power and balance. They will then provide the athlete with an injury risk profile and training recommendation program.

Is any special preparation needed? 

No special preparation is needed for the ACL injury prevention screening. Athletes should wear shorts and athletic sneakers.

What are the prices for ACL Screenings?

Team ACL Screening​ $40 per athlete
  • Includes a 15-minute video analysis with individual injury risk profile, provided at school or club.

Individual ACL Screening​ - $130 per individual

  • Includes a comprehensive 45-minute video analysis with individual results summary and training recommendation package. Provided at Nicklaus Children's Outpatient Centers.

What are ACL Injuries?

In the United States there are a reported 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament tears annually. Athletes involved in sports requiring cutting, pivoting and jumping are at the highest risk. Female athletes are of significant concern as they have 4-6 times higher risk than male athletes

Consequences of an ACL tear

  • Surgical reconstruction resulting in 6-10 months of rehabilitation and time off from sports.
  • 50% risk or arthritis 10 years after surgical reconstruction
  • 25% chance of suffering a second ACL injury 

About the ACL Injury Prevention Program

The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital ACL Injury Prevention Program is designed to identify and correct for biomechanical movement errors that result in an increased risk of an ACL injury. Our program has the potential to decrease the risk of an ACL injury by 50-70%. 

Reviewed by: Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS

This page was last updated on: 8/7/2018 10:48:14 AM

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Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Nicklaus Children's Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Nicklaus Children's Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186

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