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While an ACL injury can be a result of direct contact with another player or an object to the lower extremity, it has been reported that approximately 70% of ACL injuries result from situations that do not involve direct contact.
Agility may be considered one of the primary movement skills needed for successful participation in multidirectional sports and an important component of training programs aimed at reducing risk for injury.
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Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries presents the latest information regarding risk factors and prevention strategies for anterior cruciate ligament injury. The e-book covers current theories regarding loading mechanisms that may contribute to ACL injuries and the various movement screening tools that will help you identify athletes most at risk. It also explores the research investigating programs that have been successful in reducing injuries and the programs that have failed. To enhance learning, the e-book includes 64 video clips of assessments and exercises that illustrate what to look for when assessing clients as well as exercises for preventing ACL injuries.
This e-book is also available with an online course component! Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries also has an online course component that provides interactive case studies that allow you to practice identifying dysfunctional movement patterns and developing comprehensive training programs for two virtual athletes. The course thoroughly covers the numerous components that contribute to an effective program, including technique training (such as how to land from jumping or how to cut correctly), strengthening, plyometrics, and balance and agility training. Through this hands-on approach, you will learn how to draw on scientific evidence, athlete assessments, and your own clinical expertise to develop training programs for individual athletes.
For more information or to order the Preventing Noncontact ACL Injuries course and e-book package, visit the HK Education Center.
Certified athletic trainers, sport physical therapists, orthopedists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and personal trainers seeking to advance their knowledge of ACL injury prevention while earning CEUs.