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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 September ACL 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  4-week program you will learn proper techniques while focusing on agility, speed, quickness, 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 jumping 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


  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Pre-testing assessments: September 19
  • Four-week program runs: September 25 to October 26
  • Make-up dates (if needed): October 23 and 25
  • Post-testing assessments: October 26

Sports Medicine Clinic
Children’s Mercy Blue Valley
6750 W 135th St.
Overland Park, Kan. 66223


For questions and program registration, contact Mallory Valenstein, LAT, ATC
(816) 302-8100

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