Episode 20: Why are ACL injuries more common in female athletes?

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Why is the rate of ACL injury higher for female athletes than males? And what can we do about it?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs G **Antonio is spelled wrong on the post
Zach Randolph – Memphis Grizzlies F
Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors G
Kris Dielman – San Diego Chargers guard

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2 Responses to Episode 20: Why are ACL injuries more common in female athletes?

  1. It’s typical for a team to just receive a warmup or “ACL program” on paper and just be instructed to perform this. The key to its success though is the integration of the knowledge as to why and how these exercises should be performed. Then they should become independent using them as a warmup. With exercise anybody can say jump and land, but not everyone can evaluate and teach the appropriate way to do this. Proper instruction is a key component as is off season strengthening of ACL antagonists such as the hamstrings and glutes.

    • Thanks for the feedback. I agree that proper instruction of the exercises, with emphasis or using the correct technique, is critical. Our physical therapists and trainers have handouts for the teams, but they are only meant to be supplement the work they do in person demonstrating the program and proper techniques.

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