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Can ACL Knee Injuries be Prevented in Female Athletes

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries occur 4-6 times more frequent in female athletes than in male athletes playing the same sports. It is believed that the difference in neuromuscular control, or the way our muscles contract and react, is one of four primary factors contributing to why women are more susceptible to knee injuries […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Lower Extremity Injury Prevention Routine

Warming up and cooling down are a critical parts of training for enhanced performance and injury prevention. The proper warm-up; enhances circulation, increases heart rate and ramps up the nervous system in preparation for physical activity. Beyond the preparation for activity, the proper warm-up may even prevent knee ACL ligament and other lower extremity injuries. […]

When does the risk for ACL injury occur in young female athletes?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries, in twisting and cutting sports, has become well recognized and documented in the medical literature and in physical clinics throughout the country. ACL injuries are 4-6 times more frequent in female athletes than in male athletes playing the same sports. The ACL ligament is one of four ligaments that […]