Surpass Your Fitness and Performance Barriers

FEMALE ACL AWARENESS


Reduce Your Risk of an ACL Injury and Improve Athleticism


When: February 29, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Where: Division One at 4 New King Street, West Harrison, NY 10604

Cost: $35.00 per athlete 


The Statistics


● Female athletes are 6 to 8 times more likely to tear their ACL than males athletes

● Why are females are more likely to tear their ACL?

○ Monthly hormonal changes cause a change in the stiffness of the ACL

○ Wider hips (Q angle) create a valgus (inward) angle of knee

○ Smaller ACL

○ Dynamic neuromuscular differences

○ Muscle imbalances and weakness due to quadricep dominance


How We Help with ACL Prevention


● Analyze running, jumping/landing, and deceleration mechanics 

● Learn a proper Dynamic warm-up

● Increase power and stability, focusing on proper landing mechanics and change of direction technique

● Develop single-leg strength, addressing potential muscle imbalances, such as hamstrings and glutes relative to quadriceps

● Conditioning utilizing change of direction training