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ACL injuries are becoming more and more common among youth athletes. They can lead to arthritis of the knee later in life. But there is some good news. A recent clinical report in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, notes that athletes can greatly reduce their risk for ACL injuries with a simple neuromuscular training program.
In this episode, we talk with physical therapist Julie Eibensteiner. Julie has has worked with college and elite soccer players as a physical therapist and coach. She discusses ACL injuries and advises 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. Her practice focuses on rehabilitation after athletic injuries, particularly ACL tears. As a former soccer player and coach, she understands her patients' needs, and their motivation to return to their sports. She holds numerous coaching certifications, and has extensive experience in injury prevention neuromuscular programs.