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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3 Reason Why Athletes Should Train Around Injuries

Injuries are an inevitable part of sports. Anyone who has been an athlete for long has suffered an injury. I have had most any injury you can think...

Top 5 Exercises to Reduce Your Risk of ACL Injury

No one wants to tear their ACL. But unfortunately, ACL injuries for amateur athletes are on the rise, and the average age of those afflicted seems ...

NBA Chiropractors Reveal 5 Keys to Healthy Knees and Ankles

Three of the four most common injuries suffered by youth basketball players involve the knees and ankles, according to the University of Wisconsin Sch...

Just Tore Your ACL? Do These 4 Things Before Surgery

The period after an ACL injury can be a difficult time. While your mind is full of questions as to your future in sport or what procedure to underg...

How Drue Tranquill Dominates Life

To many, Drue Tranquill is perfection personified. At Notre Dame, he was a two-time team captain. He majored in Mechanical Engineering and graduate...

How Soccer Players Can Get Injured Less Often

Injury prevention can be a misleading term. More often than not, soccer coaches and players are under the impression "injury prevention" is a magic...

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...

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