Knee injury: prevention vs treatment
ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries to occur. It is commonly known in sports rehabilitation that it’s easier to prevent an injury from occurring in the first place than to rehabilitate an injury after it’s happened. Keeping our muscles, bones, and joints as healthy and strong as possible is a key aspect of injury prevention, particularly for teenage athletes. A robust and evidence-based prevention program is helpful for practice, pre-game warmup, and before any strenuous load bearing activity.
If you’re looking for a great program you can use with yourself or your athletes, look no further! the Sports medicine review has recently released guidelines that are easy to follow and backed by peer reviewed evidence, so you can trust you’re getting the best information available.
For best results, complete this program 2-3 times per week for 8-12 weeks to reduce chance of injury and improve performance. It includes a dynamic warm-up, flexibility or stretching, strengthening, plyometrics or jumping, agility, and a cool-down, so all bases are covered in this comprehensive program.
This program was found courtesy of Sports Medicine Review.
Please enjoy your happy, healthy knees!