Friday, March 25, 2011

Occurrence of ACL Injuries in Youth Sports Hits All-Time High

More than 20,000 high school female athletes suffer a serious sports related knee injury each year in the United States. More than 70% of injuries are preventable with proper training

Female athletes are up to six times more likely to experience a knee injury than male athletes of the same age.

Long considered a contact-based injury in which colliding athletes undergo a knee trauma due to the impact, recent research has shown that has many as 70% of ACL injuries are actually non-contact related.

This means that the vast majority of ACL injuries in young athletes are due to strength deficiencies or improper jumping and landing mechanics.

Well-designed strength and conditioning programs have shown to be the number one preventative agent in reducing the incidents of ACL injuries in young athletes.

MVP Performance Training is a sport training facility that works with young athletes on strength and conditioning programs intended to reduce the risk of injuries incurred in sport as well as dramatically enhance the performance of on-field or on-court play.

MVP, which is located on 1st Street just East of the railroad tracks in McMinnville OR, currently trains athletes ranging from middle school all the way up through the pros.

For more information on MVP Performance Training in McMinnville, OR or its training programs for young athletes, please call Frank Baumholtz at 971-241-7182.

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