Preventing ACL injuries: what you need to know
Sport has seen a large increase in ACL injury over the last decade. To reduce risk factors associated with ACL injuries an understanding of the key aetiological factors associated with the injury is needed. These must then be associated with the daily demands the individual is exposed to. This provides a sound foundation for the development of appropriate training programming to be implemented. This programming must fit the practical environment, as this world is very different from a controlled laboratory environment we see in academia. However, combining the two provides us with applied research that underpins logical practice, with the ultimate aim of reducing injury risk, maximising performance and athlete availability.