Benefits of an ACL prevention plan.
According to get PT first, research shows that 26% of noncontact ACL injuries could be prevented by specific exercise programs. At Sports Physical Therapists, we are dedicated not only to helping you recover from your ACL injury, but we are also able to help you prevent further injuries from occurring in the future. Our physical therapist will conduct several test to gauge your injury risk in order to determine whether or not you are a high risk for a noncontact ACL injury. After diagnostic test and physical examinations are complete, your physical therapist will design a specialized
treatment plan based on your specific needs.
In a study examining the effect of ACL injury prevention programs, female athletes demonstrated a reduced ACL injury risk of 52% after incorporating the program into their fitness regimens. Even better, male athletes demonstrated a reduced ACL injury risk of 85% after incorporating the program into their fitness regimens. With such overwhelming positive odds it is no secret why athletes take advantage of these programs.
Talk to your physical therapist about ACL injury prevention today!
Especially for young female athletes and those engaged in sports that require constant stops and changes in direction, such prevention programs include targeted exercises for the sport that address muscle strengthening, muscle recruitment patterns, proprioception, and plyometrics. Sports Physical Therapists is dedicated to helping athletes recover from ACL injuries, in addition to preventing further injury in the future. We can help you reach your optimal physical function and get you back to playing the sport you love with ease!