Sportsmetrics ACL Intervention Training Program: Components, Results

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Abstract

This chapter provides the historical background of the Sportsmetrics ACL intervention training program which was the first knee ligament intervention program for female athletes to be published in the peer-reviewed orthopedic literature. The program focuses on decreasing landing forces and improving lower limb alignment from a valgus position to a neutral position by teaching neuromuscular control of the lower limb and increasing knee and hip flexion angles. The dynamic warm-up, plyometric jump training, strengthening, and flexibility components are described and illustrated in detail. The results of numerous research investigations documenting improvements in neuromuscular indices and ACL injury rates are provided.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Female Athlete Knee Ligament Injury Lower Limb Alignment Resistance Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Cincinnati Sportsmedicine Research and Education FoundationCincinnatiUSA

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