What Can 10 Minutes Prevent?
Knee injuries, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, occur quite regularly in sports and typically require several months of rehabilitation to heal correctly. Unfortunately, knee injuries can also lead to osteoarthritis later in life (referred to as post-traumatic osteoarthritis or PTOA). The creation of a training program that is both effective in preventing injury and supportive of the needs, performance, and goals of the athlete is much needed. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance and National Athletic Trainers’ Association are here to help!
The videos in the Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort series were developed by physical therapists and athletic trainers, tested by coaches and demonstrated by players to keep your team in the game. It takes just 10 minutes of these simple exercises, 2-3 times a week, to protect your players’ joints and improve performance.
The UNC Women’s Soccer Program takes injury prevention seriously. Watch this short video showing how the players and Coach Anson Dorrance fit this training into regular practice to keep players healthy and on the field at peak performance.
Thank you for caring about the future health of your players. Their joints and future selves will thank you. It takes a joint effort to keep our athletes healthy!
I’ve had to learn how to listen to my body over the years and figure out how it all works together. I’m not invincible, so focusing on training my whole body and injury prevention have been extremely important.