ACL/Knee Injury Prevention
TMI Sports Performance utilizes the latest research and training techniques in our ACL Knee Injury Prevention Academy.
This program decreases the risk of ACL knee injuries and is supported by research. Many ACL injuries, particularly those that are non-contact injuries, may be preventable. Most are due to inadequate physical conditioning, poor technique, over-training or over-playing in a single sport.
The design of the program is to address the athlete's neuromuscular coordination. The neuromuscular system is the combination of the nervous system and the muscles within the body and the interaction that occurs between the two during human movement. The only way to ensure that this program is successful is to make sure that the athletes perform all of the movements with appropriate form and technique.
Execution is everything. The goal of TMI Sports Performance is to train and instruct those athletic teams and leagues that wish to put themselves in the best position to help minimize serious knee injuries from occurring.
This program is ideal for female volleyball, soccer, ice skating, basketball, and other jumping athletes. It is the first step in providing female athletes with the tools necessary to assist in minimizing serious knee injuries.
Did You Know?
- Female athletes have a 4-7 increased fold risk of ACL injury compared to male athletes
- The average cost of an ACL injury is $17,000, not including the cost of missed school/work, the emotional cost of not participating in sports with your teammates, the skill loss that results from the setback, and the lost training.
- ACL rehabilitation takes approximately 6 months of time
- Resistance training alone does not decrease ACL injury risk
- Some athletes that injure their ACL are can have up to a 20-25% chance of injuring their opposite ACL
What is included in the ACL Knee Injury Prevention Program?
- Jump mechanics video analysis- pre and post testing to assess improvement
- Comprehensive training program that utilizes the core components shown to decrease risk of ACL Knee injury. This includes:
- Speed, agility, quickness training
- Lower body power
- Balance Training
- Landing, cutting, and running mechanics training
- Core Training
- Muscle balance and flexibility
Expected Results from Participation
- Decreased risk of ACL knee injury
- Increased speed, agility, and quickness
- Increased jump height and distance
- Increased balance and overall athleticism