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Sports Medicine ACL Injury Prevention Program

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Sports Medicine ACL Injury Prevention Program

ACL Injury Prevention Program

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 Sport Athlete ACL Injury Prevention Program. 

This is the first and only ACL injury prevention program in the Kansas City area operated and managed by athletic trainers and physical therapists with sports medicine physician oversight. In this 6-week program you will learn proper techniques while focusing on landing mechanics and strengthening of the lower extremity. Our goal is to help keep you from being sidelined with an ACL injury. 

Target Audience
Athletes ages 13-18


  • Reduction of risk factors for ACL injuries
  • 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
  • Integrate home exercise program for continued maintenance


  • Six-week programs runs June 11 - July 19
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Pre-testing: Thursday, June 7th at 6 p.m.
  • Make-up dates: Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26
  • Post-testing: Monday, July 30

Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West
1801 N. 98th Street
Kansas City, KS 66111
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For questions and program registration, contact Mallory Valenstein, LAT, ATC
(816) 302-8100

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