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Testing Young Athletes for ACL Injury Risk – Assessing Jump Landing Mechanics

written by Bill Hartman

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Jumping and landing mechanics can influence your young athlete’s risk of experiencing an ACL injury.

The most common observation in athletes that are at higher risk for knee injury are those that land in the “at risk” position of the knee called knee valgus or a “knock knee” position.

The cause of such a position is grossly misunderstood with many coaches and therapists defaulting to a hip weakness solution that may not even exist. This result in unnecessary efforts and wasted time with zero return on investment in protecting a potentially injurious situation.

The knee is just one part of the entire body, so knee position when landing from a jump requires a whole body solution.

Today’s video reviews a few of the┬ápredisposing risk factors for ACL injuries in young athletes and demonstrates one of our dynamic tests to identify the at-risk athlete as well as one potential exercise solution to begin working on ACL injury prevention.

 

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