May 22, 2014: ACL injuries are becoming increasingly common among youth athletes and can lead to arthritis of the knee later in life. But a recent clinical report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, notes that the risk for ACL injuries can be significantly reduced with a simple neuromuscular training program.
In this episode, Julie Eibensteiner, PT, DPT, CSCS, who has worked with numerous college and elite soccer players both as a physical therapist and as a coach, discusses ACL injuries and gives advice to parents about ways to reduce the risk of this knee injury for their children.
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Julie Eibensteiner, PT, DPT, CSCS, is the owner of Laurus Athletic Rehab & Performance, a practice focused on the rehabilitation of athletic injuries, particularly ACL tears. As a former soccer player and coach, she has a special understanding of the needs of her patients, and their motivation in returning to their sports. She holds numerous coaching certifications, and has extensive experience in implementing injury prevention neuromuscular programs.