As fitness professionals and sports enthusiasts, we know how devastating an ACL injury can be for an athlete, both professional and recreational. Discover how the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum can be used to help prevent this potentially career ending injury.
How to Prevent ACL Injuries and Keep Your Clients on the Court Through Corrective Exercise Programming
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant, not to mention the long term sequela to
To this day, we still hear certain squat rules echoed over and over throughout gyms and health clubs by many fitness professionals that often sound contradictory. While some rules emerged through research, the origins of others may lie in folklore and myth. The squat is one such example where we
The Assessment of Postural Control and the Influence of a Secondary Task in People with ACL Reconstructed Knees
Exercise progression is key for proper technique. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine used a Wii balance board to assess postural control on post-ACL reconstruction patients and healthy controls. The results showed that although the ACL group had more difficulty when performing a single-leg balance on