ACL Injury Prevention Training

Also known as: ACL training and injury prevention, ACL injury prevention.

What is ACL injury prevention training?

The anterior cruciate ligament of the knee is more commonly known as the ACL, and a tear of the ACL is a common injury among athletes. ACL injury prevention training is a program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of an ACL injury and improve strength, power, and agility.

What happens during the procedure?

Trained Sports Health professionals will provide neuromuscular training to correct for sub-optimal movement patterns and work with the athlete to improve strength, power, agility and balance.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for ACL injury prevention training. Athletes should wear athletic sneakers for training sessions.

What are the risk factors?

There is always a risk of an ACL injury occurring during athletic participation, even if the patient has undergone the training.

Reviewed by: Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS

This page was last updated on: 5/22/2018 4:02:32 PM

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2nd Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sports Health Symposium

Longevity in Sports Performance, Considerations from Elementary to Post Professional

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The best way to help if your child is injured is elevating the injury and icing it. If you think there is a broken bone, consult with one of pediatric orthopedists.