When it comes to ACL injuries, we have a BIG problem, and it isn’t going away. It’s actually getting worse every year. And with good intentions, most people make this mistake with their approach to ACL injury prevention. As normal people, we all just want to be able to physically
These teammates have seen too many athletes go out with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), so they are taking matters into their own hands to become “ACL Strong”. Coaches and players are getting together and committing to do something more to protect themselves and prepare better for their season.
Wondering what you can do to be ready for skiing or snowboarding? As the season gets underway, many of us are now thinking about what we can do to make the transition easier on our bodies. Whether you’re a pro and you work on the mountain, or a first-timer considering
This time of year, seasonal athletes start thinking about how to prepare for Winter. Passionate skiers and snowboarders anticipate the opening of their favorite ski areas, and they might even don their hats as instructors, patrollers, racers, or resort workers. If you haven’t been on the snow for several
As an expert in ACL injury prevention, I’ve heard some interesting comments and perspectives about the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) over the years. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around, unfortunately; and with such a serious and devastating injury at stake, we need to get the facts straight so we
As a movement professional and injury prevention expert, I teach people how to protect their knees so they can be as active as they want, for as long as they want. Here is what you need to know about knee “valgus” and exercise. The knee is a hinge-joint, right? The
Female athletes rupture their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) more frequently than males…nearly 6-8 times more! The most common sports in which female athletes suffer ACL injuries are soccer and basketball, primarily because of the jumping, landing, and quick direction-changes involved in these sports. To explain why so many of our
…And How To Help Them Explode into Next Season Every year, as Summer approaches and many sports are winding down for a brief rest period, supportive parents of serious athletes ask, “What should I have my kid do to stay conditioned during the off-season?” In this article, we discuss whether
Shane tells her story about how she tore her ACL, underwent multiple surgeries and complications, and overcame it all in the end. She was inspired by her experience to become a physical therapist; and now is an avid surfer and focuses on helping surfers get back to their passion. Watch
Why it might take longer than you think You’ve heard of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)… and the devastating effects of injury as well as the lengthy rehabilitation process following surgery. However, did you know that it could take up to TWO YEARS to regain proper strength and biomechanics to
In this post, I’ve put together 3 exercises showing 3 different pillars of training that will help to strengthen your legs and protect your knees from injury. The best part is that this will only take you a few minutes to do. This is for you, if: You participate in
What did this Olympic alpine ski racer do immediately before a race, to Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance?
In the final minute before she raced in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the camera zoomed in for a close-up of the American alpine ski racer as she prepared for one of the biggest competitions of her life. She assumes a plank position, on arms and toes, as her trainer pushes
Have you ever wondered why you need to strengthen your hip muscles? Hips were the forgotten link for a long time, but now we put a lot of focus on the hips. What’s all the hype about hip strengthening, anyway??? Many common injuries throughout the body have been associated with
Anterior Cruiciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are becoming increasingly more prevalent in youth sports, especially in sports that involve running, cutting, jumping, and competing with other players. If you are involved in field or court sports, then you have likely heard about how physically and emotionally devastating an ACL rupture can