Dr. Daniel J. Mullen, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Mullen specializes in reconstructive procedures of both the knee and shoulder. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He went to medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia and did his orthopaedic training in...
Women can take an active role in avoiding tearing their ACL, and in addition, preventing further tearing once the ACL is already been torn and reconstructed.
There is a neuromuscular training program that has been developed in conjunction with physicians, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists that involve a number of different things involving stretching, plyometric training and then sports-specific agility training exercises that can help retrain the quadriceps, retrain the hamstrings.
To both, work in conjunction to balance the knee during e-centric loading which hence can minimize a woman’s chance of tearing her ACL or even worse, re-tearing it once it’s already been reconstructed.
The neuromuscular training program for ACL tear prevention is best learned from either a trained athletic trainer, or a physical therapist educated in neuromuscular controlling.