Exercises to Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Women perform athletic tasks in a more upright position, putting added stress on parts of the knee such as the ACL, resulting in less controlled rotation of the joint. While men use their hamstring muscles more often, women rely more on their quadriceps, which puts the knee at constant risk. To combat these natural tendencies, physical therapists can develop an exercise program within your treatment plan to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. It is critical to learn proper mechanics when doing any exercise to ensure you achieve the right outcome.
Examples of strength training exercise are
Single Leg Balance, Heel Touches, Wall Squats, Single Leg Bridge, lunge Step and or Broad Jump.

References: APTA

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