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Pryde Athletics ACL Injury Prevention System

Cost: $120 (Celtic members get 20% OFF - $96)

What is an ACL?
  •  The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the key ligaments that help stabilize your knee joint. 
  •  The ACL connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). 

When is it at risk?
  •  It's most commonly torn during sports such as basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball
  •  Most ACL injuries happen during sports and fitness activities that can put stress on the knee
  •  Suddenly slowing down and changing direction (cutting)
  •  Pivoting with your foot firmly planted (limit surface changes during season)
  •  Landing from a jump incorrectly
  •  Stopping suddenly
  •  Receiving a direct blow to the knee or collision
  •  Many people hear or feel a "pop" in the knee when an ACL injury occurs. 
  •  Your knee may swell, feel unstable and become too painful to bear weight.

Two Types of ACL Injury
 Contact vs. Non-Contact 

Treatment Options
  •  Depends on the severity of your ACL injury
  •  Rest and rehabilitation exercises to help you regain strength and stability 
  •  Surgery to replace the torn ligament followed by rehabilitation. 
  •  According to the Mayo Clinic a proper training program may help reduce the risk of an ACL injury.

Initial Treatment  
Prompt first-aid care can reduce pain and swelling immediately after an injury to your knee. Follow the R.I.C.E. model of self-care at home:
  •  Rest. General rest is necessary for   healing and limits weight bearing on your knee.
  •  Ice. When you're awake, try to ice your knee at least every two hours for 20 minutes at a time.
  •  Compression. Wrap an elastic bandage or compression wrap around your knee.
  •  Elevation. Lie down with your knee propped up on pillows.

Why do ACL Injuries Happen? 
  •  Abrupt start to seasons, with no preseason, or off-season conditioning 
  •  Inactivity
  •  Muscular Imbalance 
  •  Lack of in-season strength training 
  •  Improper power positon biomechanics 
  •  Change or direction
  •  Jumping
  •  Landing 
  •  Stopping 

Examples of Risk Factors

Does your child have two or more of the examples below?  
  •  Excessive Low Back Arch
  •  Anterior Pelvic Tilt 
  •  Anterior Tilt of Tibail Plateau
  •  Femoral Forward Displacement 
  •  Constant Strain on ACL 

Femoral internal rotation

Femoral adduction

High Quad to Hamstring Ratio

Increased Knee Valgus Angle 

Smaller Knee Flexion Angle 

Tibial External Rotation

Foot Pronation

Foot external rotation (Supination)

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46245 Michigan Avenue 
Canton, Michigan 48188

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 734-480-7046
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