Non-contact ACL injury is 3 times higher in adolescent females vs males. The reason behind such high discrepancy has been attributed to hormonal, structural, neuromuscular and mechanical differences. We cannot change or effect hormonal or structural changes however we can improve on neuromuscular and mechanical discrepancies with appropriate exercise. In the video below you can see how some simple movement prep and functional training can help improved landing mechanics.
Woman's soccer is 3rd on list of most common cause of non contact ACL injury. This article was written in 2008 by the Int Olympic Committee.
2015 Article stating women have 1/3 higher risk of ACL tear
Research has proven proper stabilization strength at the hip joint can improve knee valgus stress and decrease ACL injury.
Depending on the athlete usually with in 10 to 15 min we can improve knee stability dramatically. The subject in the video below spent 10 min consisting of three different exercises resulting in significant improvement.
The number of sessions needed is dependent on how diligent the athlete is with his/her home exercise program. Typically there is a need for 3-5 follow up sessions.
Absolutely!! Our goal is to reach as many young people as possible. We encourage teams to show up together so we can educate all players. It is valuable if the home exercise is incorporated into the team warm ups.
We mostly use resistance bands which are easily transportable to games and training sessions. We also use video to educate and train.
Cost varies pending the number of athletes and time required. Please contact us for details.
15 y.o. Elite track star and high level soccer player before (leftt) and after (right) training program.