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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.

Target Audience

Athletes ages 13-18

Objectives

  • 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

When

  • 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

Where

Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West
1801 N. 98th Street
Kansas City, KS 66111

Cost

$240

Contact

For questions and program registration, contact Mallory Valenstein, LAT, ATC
mvalenstein@cmh.edu
(816) 302-8100