Monday, October 27, 2008

Surrey Personal Trainer Calls Exercise the Answer to Decreasing ACL Injuries

ACL injuries in female athlete is a huge issue. It is excellent to see, simple exercises or drills that can be added to a practice can help them decrease their risk of ACL injuries.

Exercise: Program Reduces a Knee Injury in Women

By ERIC NAGOURNEYPublished: October 13, 2008

A newly designed program of strengthening exercises may help guard against a knee injury that sidelines many girls and young women who play sports, a study says.

The program, which is described in a recent article in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, is intended to reduce injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, which often require surgery and months of rehabilitation. The lead author is Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While other strengthening and flexibility programs have been found to reduce injuries to the ligament, known as the A.C.L., they often require special equipment. The researchers said they wanted one that could be easily incorporated into regular team practices.

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