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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.  They want bulletproof knees, so …

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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 can start protecting our athletes …

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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 her story here…

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 return to full competitive sport …

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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 firmly and deliberately on her …

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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 be for an athlete. An …

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