Event Title

The Relationship of ACL Injuries and Preventative Training Strategies in Female Athletes: A Comprehensive Review

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

DIGS 221

Start Date

20-4-2018 2:45 PM

Description

Athletes can be more susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries for various reasons, including improper landing techniques, valgus motions, and imbalanced musculature. Research suggests that female athletes are more prone to ACL injuries than male athletes, although the mechanisms are not clear. This comprehensive literature review examines numerous articles regarding the complexity of the causes of ACL injuries, potential preventative training strategies, and a better understanding of the increased risk of injury in female athletes. The purpose of this literature review is to achieve a better understanding of mechanisms of ACL injuries and possible preventative strategies.

Course Assignment

PESH 408 – Boyd

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Apr 20th, 2:45 PM

The Relationship of ACL Injuries and Preventative Training Strategies in Female Athletes: A Comprehensive Review

DIGS 221

Athletes can be more susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries for various reasons, including improper landing techniques, valgus motions, and imbalanced musculature. Research suggests that female athletes are more prone to ACL injuries than male athletes, although the mechanisms are not clear. This comprehensive literature review examines numerous articles regarding the complexity of the causes of ACL injuries, potential preventative training strategies, and a better understanding of the increased risk of injury in female athletes. The purpose of this literature review is to achieve a better understanding of mechanisms of ACL injuries and possible preventative strategies.