Programs and Services
ACL Injury Prevention Program
Why are women more likely to suffer ACL and other serious knee injuries?Several physiological differences between males and females have been identified as contributory factors including: knee joint laxity, lower extremity strength (quadriceps to hamstring strength ratios), reaction time, balance, jumping/landing technique and hormone levels. Many of these attributes can improve with proper training.
Can I decrease my chance of incurring a serious knee injury?Yes. Evidence suggests that by participating in a structured prevention program, which emphasizes strength development, neuromuscular control and proper jumping/cutting technique you can minimize your risk of injury.
How does the program work?The ACL Injury Prevention Program is a comprehensive six-week program (performed twice a week) designed to improve lower extremity strength, core stability, reaction times and balance. Emphasis is placed on sports-specific mechanics, body control and multidirectional movements. We utilize the latest equipment and training techniques to conduct a thorough evaluation and design a conditioning program and individualized strength workout that will address your needs and goals. If you want to improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury, the ACL Injury Prevention Program is the answer. All participants will receive a PEP T-shirt.
How do I get in the program?Call the Performance Enhancement Program at 414-805-7114.
Date: Aug. 13, 2003
Last Review Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause