How Your Teen’s Season May Be at Risk, and How to Save It!

Young, female athletes are 2-8 times more likely to sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than their male counterparts. Should an injury occur, it can take six to twelve months to rehabilitate and fully return to their desired sport. But what most people don’t know, is that many ACL tears are caused by non-contact injuries which can often be prevented with pre-season training and improved movement strategies. How Does an ACL Injury Occur, and What is It? The ACL is a stabilizing ligament within the knee joint that helps to resist excessive movements of the tibia. If pushed too far by hyperextension, rapid change in direction, poor landing or deceleration mechanics the ACL may

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