Proper training and exercise can help reduce the risk of ACL injury. A sports medicine physician, physical therapist, athletic trainer, or other specialist in sports medicine can provide assessment, instruction, and feedback that can help you reduce risks.
Programs to reduce ACL injury include:
- Exercises that strengthen leg muscles, particularly hamstring exercises, to ensure an overall balance in leg muscle strength
- Exercises to strengthen the core, including the hips, pelvis, and lower abdomen
- Training and exercise emphasizing proper technique and knee position when jumping and landing from jumps
- Training to improve technique when performing pivoting and cutting movements