Female Athlete Injury Prevention Program
Individual and group training available.
Reduce lower extremity injury rates in female athletes
- Females have a 4-6 times higher Incidence of ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts.
- Proprioceptive training screening and training programs reduced ACL injury rates by over 700%.
- Trained study participants had a rate of ACL injury 3.6 times less than controls.
Risk factors full program addresses
- Hip, core or thigh muscular weakness
- Improper jumping and landing techniques
- Flexibility issues that cause anterior tilting of pelvis causing lower extremity misalignment and contribute to inward collapsing of the knees during or prior to jumping and landing
- Prematurely beginning “quick feet” programs that focus on jumps & hops prior to developing core athletic neuromuscular strengthening
- Collapsing knee mechanic
- Proper quick starts and cutting technique
Neuromuscular Retraining Program:
- Experienced Physical Therapist and Trainers screen athletes using research proven tests.
- Risk assessment results for each athlete reviewed with coaches.
- Improve mechanics to decrease risk of lower extremity injury through proper instruction and supervised training.
- Create warmup program specific to the age group and individual risk factor noted on screen.
- Retest athletes at 6-8 weeks to evaluate improvement.
- Full Program: Screening athletes, implement 2xweek specific training program with report to coaches and parents,
- 6-8 week training sessions 2x per week with conditioning coaches and Physical Therapist to address all athletes in program.
- Followup assessments during program to track improvement.
- Implementation of specific warmup program for teams.
- Discounted private and semiprivate sessions for athletes.
- Online demonstration and instructions for all activities in the program for coaches and players is under development.
- Modified Program: Screening and report to coaches/parents,
- Warmup program given to team with goals for at risk athletes
- Implementation of specific warmup program by teams.
- Screening with report to coaches and parents
- Therapist screens athletes and reports findings to coaches and parents
- No program given to address impairments,
- Parents and athletes can choose to work with strength coaches or Physical Therapist’s individually.
For more information on ACL Prevention contact:
Dave Bender PT, FAAOMPT (cell)410-258-4721, Dave@IMPACT-Fellowship.com
Corey Serio (410) 241-2299 at Life Enhancement