Having adequate strength in your hips and thighs is key to providing support for your knees and preventing ACL injuries. The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy is taking registrations for the student-athlete ACL Injury Prevention and Sports Performance Program.
The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy offers the first and only ACL Injury Prevention & Performance Program in the Kansas City area operated and managed by athletic trainers and sports physical therapists with sports medicine physician oversight. The six-week program focuses on agility, landing mechanics and strengthening of the lower extremity.
Athletes ages 13-18
Explain proper dynamic warm-up for sport preparation
Demonstrate proper landing mechanics with control of knee position
Improve postural awareness during dynamic activities
Demonstrate increased strength with isokinetic testing
Reduction of risk factors for ACL injuries
Integrate home exercise program for continued maintenance
Mondays and Thursdays: 6-7 p.m.
Pre-testing: June 3 at 6 p.m.
Six-week program: June 10 - July 22, 6-7 p.m. (No session on July 4)
Make-up dates (if needed): July 25 and 29
Post-testing: August 1
Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West
1801 N. 98th Street
Kansas City, KS 66111
For questions and program registration, contact Mallory Valenstein, LAT, ATC