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Female ACL Injury Prevention With a Functional Integration Exercise Model

Pettineo Steven J. MPTCSCS; Jestes, Kurtis MPT, CSCS; Lehr, Michael MPT, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2004
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A thorough review of the literature reveals that female athletes have a higher incidence of sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear compared to their male counter-parts.This article briefly describes the associated risk factors, anatomy, and etiology of the female ACL tear.More importantly, the primary objective of the article is to present a research driven functional training model designed to prevent ACL tears.

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