ACL PREVENTION FOR BASKETBALL ATHLETES

How do I prevent an ACL inury?

  • Pre-practice and pre-game dynamic warm-up routines
  • Must perform at least 3X/week for 6 weeks to be effective (although sports medicine professionals would recommend before every practice and every game)
  • Work with a sports certified specialist to gain strength in core and hip musculature

What does program look like?

  • Proper dynamic warm-up routines include:
  • Gentle warm-up exercises
  • Strength
  • Plyometrics
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Dynamic stretching
  • It should only take 10-15 minutes to perform
  • Check out this online link for an example of an ACL prevention warm-up routine (brought to you by the INSTITUTE FOR ATHLETIC MEDICINE:
  • http://ptrx.org/en/fvx3hntzwp
  • Here is another online link for the PEP Program (Prevention of Injury and Enhance Performance)
  • https://www.aclstudygroup.com/pdf/pep-program.pdf

Why should I do a dynamic warm-up?

·         Studies have shown up to 85% reduction of injury when properly using these dynamic warm-up routines!