Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program: Online resource


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Athletes involved in sports that require jumping, cutting, and pivoting have an increased risk of serious knee injuries, specifically non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

• 7,000,000 High School students participate in team sports in the United States
• 3-11% of those student athletes advance to the collegiate level
• 10-25% of all sports related injuries occur at the knee
• An estimated 250,000 ACL-related injuries occur annually in the United States
• Female athletes are 2-8 times more likely to injure their ACL

The Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program was developed to help reduce an athlete’s risk of knee injury and improve overall athletic performance by using a multifaceted approach of neuromuscular and proprioceptive training. The known risk factors of knee injury include modifiable movement patterns: dynamic knee valgus (diving in at the knees), stiff landings, quadriceps
dominance, leg dominance and lack of core control.

You can access the full Sanford Knee Injury Prevention Program booklet here. And you can see it in video form here.