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ACL Program

  • Trent Nessler, P.T., MPT, DPT, National Director of Sports Medicine Innovation

    One of the most devastating injuries in sports today is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four main ligaments of the knee and most injuries, or tears, are a result of landing or planting in cutting or pivoting sports (football, soccer, etc.), with or without contact.

    Our ACL Play it Safe Program can help!

    Our evidenced-based and industry-leading ACL Play it Safe Program creates a foundation for athletic success that builds strength and confidence in order to prevent injury and improve performance. Our ACL Play it Safe Program can make a difference in your game and is tailored to meet the physical demands of the athlete and the weekend warrior.

    Our ACL Play it Safe Program was developed as a result of research, development and on-the-field practical application. The program contains standardized equipment in our ACL Play it Safe Kit, and exercises delivered via videos on the ACL Program app to implement a pre- and post-practice routine that focuses on:

    • Agility training
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Endurance and performance training

    Why is it important?

    There are more than 200,000 ACL injuries in youth athletics in the U.S. annually. More than 70 percent of these injuries are non-contact and largely preventable.

    By identifying certain movement patterns that put an athlete at risk, our ACL Play it Safe Program can help to mitigate injury and enhance athletic performance.

    For more information about the ACL Play it Safe Program or to request an assessment, please click on the appointment link to the left or call 877-777-1657 today. To purchase an ACL Play it Safe kit, please visit a center near you.