Don’t Make This Mistake with “ACL Injury Prevention”

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

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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

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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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Best Off-Season Conditioning Strategy for Serious Athletes

…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

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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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3 Ways to Protect Your Knees in 3 Minutes

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

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Why You Should Strengthen Your Hip Muscles

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

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ACL Injuries in Field Sports

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

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