Tears to the anterior cruciate ligament sideline more athletes for longer periods of time than almost any other acute injury. Seasons, even careers, end when the ACL tears!
There is an alarming rate of knee injuries in student-athletes. Each year in the United States, one in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious, season ending injury. It is estimated that female athletes are 6-10 time more likely to suffer an ACL injury. In sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis and cheerleading, the risk for ACL injury is higher because these sports involve cutting, jumping, landing, and pivoting. The estimated cost of an ACL injury per athlete, including surgery and rehabilitation, is approximately $17,000. In addition to the cost, this type of injury can result in the loss of a scholarship and the inability to return to their sport at the same level. Not to mention, the impact on the student-athlete’s mental health and wellbeing. Our injury prevention program starts with a complete screening to assess your child’s risk for ACL injury.
The program includes strengthening and training exercises and teach athletes the proper form and technique for cutting, pivoting, jumping and landing that can help decrease the likelihood of a non-contact ACL injury. Join us for an informative clinic where we will discuss ACL injury risk, screening and strengthening and training for prevention of ACL injuries. Parents, athletes and coaches are welcome to attend this FREE event. Space is limited so please RSVP today! Dinner will be provided and we will have some great giveaways for attendees.
November 21, 2013 6:00 to 7:30 PM at
Freedom Health Centers
2709 Virginia Pkwy
McKinney TX 75071
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-542-3300