Our Goal: Reduce ACL Injuries
We have seen a high prevalence of ACL injuries in athletes of all ages. Although this impacts all athletes, we have seen a higher rate of injury in our youth. Athletes between the ages of 15-25 who are playing a competitive sport are at the greatest risk of injury. Female high school athletes had a nine-fold increase injury risk and five-fold in collegiate sports , and those who competed at a higher level of play had a five times higher risk than their male counterpart .
The primary reason for this injury is faulty mechanics during dynamic movement and lack of strength training of the muscles surrounding the knee. Certain movements and motions apply direct stress at the knee.
ACL injuries may:
- Require surgical repair
- Lead to the development of arthritis
- Put the athlete at high risk of ACL re-injury