OMPT’s ACL and Injury Prevention Program focuses on taking a defensive approach to knee injuries. While we excel in the rehabilitation of ACL and related injuries, it’s important to stay proactive and understand how you can prevent future injuries from happening. The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is a knee ligament that attaches from the back of the femur (thigh) and the front of the tibia (lower leg) to prevent motion of the tibia on the femur. The ACL can become injured when the force to the knee is greater than the knee can handle. While injuries do occur from a traumatic event (a direct hit to the knee), it is more commonly injured through non-contact events (hyperextension, twisting, a quick change in direction, or a combination of these motions). OMPT’s ACL and Injury Prevention program teaches patients how to properly move and gain strength in vulnerable areas of the legs.
Other Reasons to Start an ACL Prevention Program
Individuals who suffer ACL injuries can spend up to 6 months in rehab
Anatomy: Females have differences in their hip, lower leg and feet making them prone to ACL injuries
When landing from a jump and cutting maneuvers, females have shown less knee flexion and greater knee valgus. Females tend to have greater quadriceps involvement and less hamstring strength, putting them at risk for ACL injury.
Hormones and female’s menstrual cycle may also play a role in ACL injury
ACL prevention programs have shown to reduce the incidence of ACL injuries in female athletes by 41%
Key is neuromuscular and proprioceptive training performed 3 times per week before practices and games. Should take 15- 20 minutes to complete.
How To Get Started
If you currently have an ACL injury, call us at (214) 346-0677 to schedule an evaluation.
As one of the leading authorities in ACL-tear prevention, OMPT is available to come talk to your school and/or team about how to prevent season-ending non-contact ACL tears. ACL prevention programs have been shown to prevent up to 80% of non-contact ACL tears. Please contact us to schedule your free ACL Prevention talk or just fill out this form and we will contact you for scheduling.