Detroit, MI, April 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Because female athletes are four times the risk for injuring their knees than males, Henry Ford Hospital has created a special program especially for women.
The FasTrac Female ACL Injury Prevention Program and exercise DVD set was created by Henry Ford’s department of Orthopaedic Surgery to help athletes reduce the risk of injuring their ACL by improving their lower-body positioning and control.
Henry Ford’s program is based on the latest ACL injury prevention research and sports conditioning techniques, offering dynamic warm-up, jumping, core strengthening and cool-down exercises.
The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a bundle of connective joint tissue inside the knee between the thigh bone and shin bone, is responsible for the stability of the knee. Once it is torn, an athlete’s season may be over. Poor lower-body positioning and muscle control during landing from a jump can lead to ACL injuries.
The program is offered at:
• William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit at 6525 Second Ave. in Detroit, and
• Henry Ford Medical Center – Columbus, 39450 12 Mile Rd. in Novi.
Arrangements can also be made for group sessions to be held on-site at schools or athletic clubs.
Athletes can receive personal instruction in individual sessions from Henry Ford Certified Athletic Trainers who provide constant personalized instruction and supervise every aspect of the workout, from warm-up to cool-down.
Group sessions include high-level training from a trainer who designs a conditioning program specifically tailored to achieve a team or group's performance goals.
Available through the program or separately is the unique six-disc FasTrac Female ACL Injury Prevention instructional DVD set which provides guidance for athletes to perform the six-week training program at home.
For more information, call (313) 972-4167.