Week 7: Rotational Stress

Week 7: Rotational Stress

Now that we are all familiar with the susceptibility of ACL tears or ruptures in all forms of sport, let’s dive into one of the less understood duties of the ACL, rotational stress. As far as non-contact ACL injuries go we have looked at the common mechanisms such as... Read more>>

 

Week 6: Agility

Week 6: Agility

Agility, in relation to sports, is defined as “the rapid whole body movement with change of velocity or direction in response to a stimulus.” Or in other words, the ability to react quickly with speed or direction changes when you need to.  Agility is an... Read more>>

 

Week 5: Core

Week 5: Core

When it comes to ACL injuries, you might not think about poor core strength as a contributing factor.  Similar to glute strength, core strength helps stabilize the knee with daily and sporting activities. The Clinical Practice Guidelines published by the Journal of... Read more>>

 

Week 4: Balance & Stability

Week 4: Balance & Stability

When preparing for an upcoming athletic season, it is important to maintain a good off-season workout routine to get your body in shape for the season. Depending on the sport, it is typical for an off-season program to include cardiovascular endurance training as well... Read more>>

 

Week 3:  Impact and Landing Training

Week 3: Impact and Landing Training

It is estimated that 350,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions are performed annually in the United States! (Nesseler et al., 2017) Athletes that participate in high-risk sports – sports that involve a lot of jumping, cutting, and landing –... Read more>>