ACL Injury Prevention Program

ATTENTION WASHINGTON TIMBERS F.C. FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS AGES 11-18!

NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING TO PRE-PROGRAM SAFER MOVEMENT

PATTERNS COULD REDUCE RATES OF ACL INJURY RISK AS MUCH AS 72%

(PTinMotion, 2014)

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Program Overview

  • Developed by physical therapists to reduce your athlete’s risk for non-contact ACL injuries
  • Program features strength, flexibility, plyometric and neuromuscular training to develop optimal muscle memory and pre-program safer movement patterns
  • Training is one hour, one day per week for 6 weeks.
  • Athletes will receive instruction and feedback on proper technique
  • Weekly exercises to be performed between training sessions
  • Maintenance program handout provided at end of program

Program Details

  • Training Sessions:  6:30p – 7:30p on Friday Nights
    • Session 1:  May 31 – July 12
    • Session 2:  July 19 – August 23
  • Session 1 and 6 at Peak Motion PT Clinic
  • Sessions 2-5 at Harmony Sports Complex
  • Pre and Post Testing to Track Progress
  • Foot Posture Assessment and Recommendations

Why?

  • Growing number of adolescents participating in organized sports
  • Participation in high demand sports at an earlier age
  • Better imaging techniques improves detection of this injury

What Is The ACL?

The ACL is a ligament in the knee that prevents the lower leg from sliding forward relative to the upper leg. It assists to prevent knee hyperextension, side to side movements and rotational movements. The ACL also helps to protect the meniscus when landing from a jump, pivoting or decelerating from a run.

The Risk Factors

  1. HIGHER BM
  2. OVERPRONATION
  3. LIGAMENTOUS LAXITY
  4. DECREASED COORDINATION AND CONTROL OF THE TRUNK AND LEGS

Who’s At Risk?

  • Non-contact ACL injury rates increase sharply during puberty
  • ACL injury rates are 2.5-6.2 times higher in high school aged girls than boys  (Rengstrom P, 2008) (Comstock R, 2010) (Powell JW, 2000)
  • ACL injury rates are 2.4-4.1 times higher for college level girls than boys

Consequences

  • Athletes with ACL injuries are 10 times more likely to develop degenerative arthritis in the knee (Lohmander LS, 2004;50(10)) (Lohmander LS E. P., 2007;35(10))
  • Treatment includes surgery and 6-12 months of rehabilitation
  • Time lost at school and sports

WARNING: Side effects may include improved athletic performance on the field as demonstrated by improved agility, speed, confidence and conditioning.

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