Anterior cruciate ligament tears occur in tens of thousands of athletes every year. Our program can help limit these injuries and keep athletes healthy and on the playing field.
ACL injuries can result in:
- A higher risk to develop early osteoarthritis
- Inability to return to your sport at the same level of competition
- Loss of playing time and possible loss of scholarship
- Muscle weakness and significant loss of function
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has developed a unique ACL Injury Prevention Program based on our extensive research that identified certain movement patterns associated with ACL injury risk. Participation in this program may reduce the risk of injury by up to 70 percent.
Our licensed sports physical therapists, athletic trainers and certified strength and conditioning specialists work together to target and address each athlete’s deficiencies. They do this by combining renowned research, clinical expertise and evidence-based training techniques to work on jumping mechanics and proprioception (awareness of body position).
ACL Injury Risk Factors
- Demonstrates faulty jumping biomechanics
- Is female (four to six times greater risk of ACL injury compared to males)
- Participates in running and cutting sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, football or lacrosse
- Previously had a general knee or ACL injury
Modifiable risk factors, such as poor neuromuscular control, can be addressed with proper training through our program.
- Emphasizing repeatable techniques and cues that participants will remember after they leave the program
- Focusing on tasks that can improve participants' trunk control, including a variety of plyometric, balance and trunk and leg strengthening exercises
- Training participants on the proper jump-landing mechanics
Note: The program consists of high-intensity exercises, so someone with a current injury should not participate. If you have had an injury or surgery and have been cleared to participate in sports, you can participate in the program.
- Individuals: $395 per person
- Groups of 2-3: $355 per person
- Groups of 4 or more: $225 per person
- All fees are payable at the initial program session