ACL Injury Articles

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is located in the interior of the knee and connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. It provides front-to-back stability for the knee. An ACL tear is a significant injury that most often occurs within high impact sports that involve jumping, pivoting and change of direction. An ACL tear requires surgery and extensive recovery. General rehabilitation time for an ACL tear is six months, and the recovery can be both physically and mentally challenging. STACK is the ultimate resource to help you get through an ACL injury and on the road to recovery.

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Injured Athletes: Fight Depression and Stay Competitive With These 3 Tips

Allow me to open with a scene from the 1993 movie The Program. Coach Winters (played by James Caan): Jefferson, are you injured or are you hurt? ...

These Exercises Can Help Protect Female Soccer Players Against ACL Injuries

ACL injuries are incredibly common among female soccer players. Many of the sport's biggest stars, such as Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, have suff...

Knee Valgus Is the Movement Deficiency That Plagues Many Young Athletes

Knee Valgus refers to a moment during a squat or jumping movement where the knees cave in toward one another. Perhaps you're familiar with the imag...

Trust the Process: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Recovering From an Injury

Recently, I had to get surgery on a torn labrum in my shoulder. My doctor told me recovery time was four to six weeks with a sling, followed by two to...

How to Handle an Acute Injury While Training

Working out is supposed to make you stronger, healthier and feel better. But it's also an activity that can leave you vulnerable to injury. You'll be ...

5 Special Considerations for Female Athlete Workouts

Contrary to what some believe, female athletes do not need to train all that much different from male athletes. Just like males, females need to be...

7 Steps to Safely Returning From an ACL Injury

The definition of rehabilitation is "to restore to useful life, as through therapy and education…to restore to good condition, operation or capacity"...

The Missing Link in the Rehab Process

Neuro-motor training (NMT) is the crucial, usually under-valued missing link in the rehabilitation pathway to help get athletes moving better. A large...

Prevent ACL Injuries in Women's Basketball with a Two-Step Deceleration Drill

There are several reasons why a female basketball player has a 50 percent greater likelihood of suffering a non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (AC...

The Best Type of ACL Graft

I wish I could present a one word article that simple said which ACL graft is best, but as with most things in the science world, the answer is more...

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