Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Athletes

May 22, 2014: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are becoming increasingly common among youth athletes and can lead to arthritis of the knee later in life. But a recent clinical report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, notes that the risk for ACL injuries can be significantly reduced with a simple neuromuscular training program.

In this episode, Julie Eibensteiner, PT, DPT, CSCS, who has worked with numerous college and elite soccer players both as a physical therapist and as a coach, discusses ACL injuries and gives advice to parents about ways to reduce the risk of these knee injuries for their children.

Read more about ACL tears and tips on preventing knee injuries at MoveForwardPT.com. 

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