ACL Injury and Sportsmetrics

Approximately 300,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears happen each year in the United States. The cost to repair and rehabilitate this injury runs about $20,000 per person. With that in mind, Sportsmetrics was created to reduce the occurrence of non-contact ACL injuries with a scientifically proven training method.

As a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer, one of my duties is to help prevent athletic injuries. At a recent course at Cincinnati Sports Medicine, I gained some valuable tools for preventing ACL injuries and safely returning to play after an ACL repair. The good news is we are excited to start a Sportsmetrics program in the Syracuse area very soon.

So what is Sportsmetrics?

Sportsmetrics is a four-component program that takes place three days a week for six weeks total. The components include:

  •  A dynamic warm-up
  • Jump training (three phases advanced over six weeks)
  • Speed and agility training
  • Strength training

Why does Sportsmetrics work (Hewitt et al., 1999)?

  • Corrects deficits in strength
  • Decreases landing forces with jumping
  • Increases power, strength, and jump height

We are excited to develop our Sportsmetrics program in the Syracuse area so we can better the performance of the athlete while reducing costly season-ending injuries.

We trained many athletes using the Sportsmetrics program in Saratoga this summer with huge success.

Stay tuned to find out when the Sportsmetrics program arrives at Sports PT’s Syracuse location. Visit their website to learn more about Sportsmetrics.

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