WHAT is the ACL?
Your anterior cruciate ligament the (ACL) is a primary stabilizer of the knee joint. It is a rubber band like fiber. It runs through the center of the knee joint, attaching the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). A tear can be a devastating injury to any athlete, involving many months of rehabilitation.(The Stone Clinic)
WHY do athletes tear it?
The incidence of significant knee injury among females is roughly five times higher per player per hour than it is for males. Sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football that involve higher amounts of cutting place a higher risk on an athlete. 70 percent of ACL tears are noncontact injuries, in other words, they don’t involve an outside force such as an opposing player, goalpost or another object on the field or court. ACL injuries appear to occur most frequently during deceleration activity such as a sudden stop, change in direction or landing from a jump. Both are factors that can be influenced substantially through functional training, which emphasizes quality of movement and builds form, flexibility and strength. .(The Stone Clinic)
HOW do we help Prevent ACL injury at the Parisi Speed School?
Our strength, speed, and agility programs are foundation based. What does that mean? We TEACH the basics first! Our foundations start from ages 7+ and our attention to detail sets up apart from the rest.
HOW does the Parisi Speed School get you back in the game?
Let’s face it injuries do happen. After an athlete is post Physical therapy what comes next? The athletes goes from 0-100 in a matter of 7 days and they aren’t always ready. We bridge that gap with our One On One Private training. During the training sessions were working on stabilizing the joints at the ankle, knee, and hip and then progressing them to jumping, landing, straight ahead running as well as change of direction.