acl jump program

ACL Injury Prevention Jump Program

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries occur in men and women of all ages, in a variety of sports that involve sudden stopping, cutting and landing from a jump. This injury is especially common in the sports realm.

Aegis Physical Therapy offers a neuro-muscular proprioceptive plyometric program that is researched based by Sportmetrics*. This program helps prevent injury and is also used in rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction before the athlete returns to play. This neuro-muscular plyometric training program is designed specifically to provide coordination, balance, and strength to prepare the athlete for the various potential movements that could cause injuries they may face in sports.

Research on these specific plyometric programs has shown the potential to lower the risk of female ACL injuries by 3-4 fold.

The focus of this training program is to:

  • Conduct a Dynamic Warm-up
  • Decrease landing force
  • Change jumping and landing mechanics to provide increased stability
  • Correct imbalance in hamstring and quadriceps strength ratios
  • Improve right to left leg strength and coordination imbalances
  • Increase overall vertical jump height
  • Implement a Recovery program to ensure prevention of further injury

The Components of the Jump Program include:

  • Technique- Athlete will develop proper form and mechanics
  • Fundamentals- Athlete will learn how to build up their base of strength, power, and agility
  • Performance- Athlete will increase the quality of jumps and translate the skills they learn to the playing field

Contact our physical therapy team today to learn more about the ACL Injury Prevention Jump Program.