Story by: Rebekah Hibbert on February 2, 2018
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recently unveiled its recommendations for reducing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the knee. It includes specific exercises and guidelines on how athletes should implement an injury prevention program to improve their chance of avoiding an injury.
The recommendation supports calls from sports medicine professionals and provides training recommendations that can be useful to parents, coaches and sports health professionals.
Just this season, two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, injured their ACLs. But it isn’t just high-powered professional athletes falling; ACL injury rates among young athletes are rising and leaving parents, coaches and athletes with a lot of questions.
Some of the NATA recommendations
*These examples are not in order of progression and do not encompass all exercises that can be performed.
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