Injury Prevention: ACL Injury

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Almost 3/4th of all ACL injuries are non-contact injuries. Athletes performing sports that require a quick change in direction are at increased risk. Adding in hip strengthening exercises for the glutes can help control the knee and avoid the dynamic knee valgus position that is the common mechanism for ACL injuries.

3 Hip-Strengthening Exercises:

  1. Side-lying hip abduction
  2. Side-plank clamshells
  3. Standing clamshells