ACL Injury Prevention Videos

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Medicine Program offers specialized services for student athletes of all ages and skill levels. In an effort to provide our patients with comprehensive care, we've developed an exercise library for prevention and recovery of ACL injuries. Our pediatric specialists will show you exercises to increase your strength, endurance and overall fitness level.

Dynamic Warm-Up Part 1 (4 Related Videos)

Dynamic Warm Up: BoundingView Dynamic Warm Up: Butt KicksView Dynamic Warm Up: CariocaView Dynamic Warm Up: FrankensteinsView

The dynamic warm-up will increase body temperature and blood flow to your muscles. This helps prepare them for higher-intensity exercise.

 

Dynamic Warm-Up Part 2 (4 Related Videos)

Dynamic Warm Up: High KneesView Dynamic Warm Up: Ins and OutsView Dynamic Warm Up: Inch WormView Dynamic Warm Up: Side ShufflesView

The dynamic warm-up will increase body temperature and blood flow to your muscles. This helps prepare them for higher-intensity exercise.

 

Flexibility (5 Related Videos)

Flexibility: HamstringView Flexibility: Hip FlexorView Flexibility: IT BandView Flexibility: PiriformisView Flexibility: QuadricepsView

Static stretching immediately follows the active warm-up to decrease the risk of injury. It should be performed after your muscles are warm to make sure all the primary muscles used during the exercise can meet the demands of training.

 

Strength Part 1 (4 Related Videos)

Strength: Bicycle CrunchesView Strength: BurpeesView Strength: Hamstring BallView Strength: MonsterwalksView

Strength is the foundation for power, speed and agility. It is essential for control. Strength gains will help improve your ability to execute explosive and multidirectional movements.

 

Strength Part 2 (4 Related Videos)

Strength: Mountain ClimberView Strength: Multi-Directional LungesView Strength: Plank RowView Strength: Plank UpView

Strength is the foundation for power, speed and agility. It is essential for control. Strength gains will help improve your ability to execute explosive and multidirectional movements.

 

Strength Part 3 (5 Related Videos)

Strength: Resisted WalkingView Strength: Russian HamstringView Strength: Star PlankView Strength: Toe Touch CrunchesView Strength: Walking LungesView

Strength is the foundation for power, speed and agility. It is essential for control. Strength gains will help improve your ability to execute explosive and multidirectional movements.

 

Plyometrics (4 Related Videos)

Plyometrics: Lateral JumpsView Plyometrics: Scissor JumpsView Plyometrics: Squat JumpsView Plyometrics: Tuck JumpView

Plyometric exercises help your muscles reach their full potential in the shortest amount of time. They do so by using a quick stretch reflex to produce maximal muscle contraction.

 

Agility (5 Related Videos)

Agility Ladder Drills: 2 in 2 OutView Agility Ladder Drills: Double Leg HopsView Agility Ladder Drills: Ickey ShuffleView Agility Ladder Drills: Single Leg HopsView Agility Ladder Drills: Skip a SquareView

These drills require the use of a speed ladder; connecting two ladders together will increase the challenge. These drills are about quality and form and are intended to improve speed and coordination.