ACL Injury Prevention

The Prehab Performance Enhancement Protocol is an evidence based program to improve an athlete’s power, speed, reaction time, dynamic stability and reduce risk of injuries such as ACL tears.

Clients receive one-on-one care with physical therapists and a certified athletic trainer who are specialists in athletic performance enhancements and injury prevention.

The protocol consists of a full body movement screen called the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to identify areas of weakness or poor mobility. Impairments of decreased mobility or strength hinder performance and increase risk of injury. In addition to the SFMA, the athlete undergoes a gait, running, power, reaction time, and dynamic stability assessment with state of the art photoelectric technology which produces objective data to identify asymmetries and monitor future progress.

An individualized program is created for the athlete to address impairments and improve athletic performance. A validated set of exercises is incorporated into the protocol that has been shown to decrease ACL injuries by 70%. The program typically runs from 4 to 6 weeks, based on the athletes needs.

Athletes participating in sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, track & field, golf, lacrosse, hockey, and football will greatly benefit from the Prehab Performance Enhancement Protocol.action-activity-athlete-207688