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Did You See? ACL Strong in the Media

Reflecting back on 2018-2019, we are proud to show a glimpse into some of the opportunities and media exposure we have had with ACL Strong. From magazine publications, to interviews, to podcasts, to email blasts of our blog posts… One step at a time, we are spreading awareness about “protecting

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How to Advance An Exercise As You Get Stronger

In this ACL Strong Tip, I demonstrate a nice exercise progression if you are working on strength, balance, or injury prevention. The strategy used here is simple. I begin with a foundational exercise, and when the movement pattern is correct, I add an unstable surface or a rotational component, or

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Podcast: Is Your Athlete At Risk For A Knee Injury?

What can we do to help our athletes succeed in their sport and in life, without getting injured along the way? What can we do to prevent injuries before they happen? What’s the deal with ACL injuries and why are they happening to young athletes, especially females? In this episode

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3 Fun Partner Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

If you’re an athlete or coach looking for exercises to help prevent knee injuries, or if you want to add something new and fresh to your warm-up or training session, try these simple exercises with a partner. Each offers a unique training advantage. Here’s what you can expect to get

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Teams become ACL Strong Together

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. 

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3 Ways Skiers and Snowboarders Should Prepare for Winter

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 months,

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Myths About ACL Injuries

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

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Why Female Athletes Have More ACL Injuries

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

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Shane’s ACL Injury Story

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

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Returning to Sport after ACL Surgery

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

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