ACL Injury Prevention Series 2 out of 8

How to Prevent ACL Injury – Video Course #2


Hey guys, Dr. Shawn here from Action Sports Clinic, we are looking at the second of our exercise series for ACL preventative injuries.

So, I have Sofia here again, what we are going to do with Sofia, she works at the clinic. In this exercise we are going to get the quad to contract and this time we are going to lift the leg up and then do the contraction.

In the first exercise, we had Sofia on the bench and in this one we are going to have Sofia on the floor and she is going to lift her leg up and contract the quad and hold it.


Quad Lift Contractions…

So go ahead and lift it up. So Sofia you can see she turned her foot out slightly, she has it raised up to about 10 to 15 degrees and she is holding for a count of maybe 5 seconds and then relaxing it.

If she is feeling good about this and it is not hurting she can hold it a little longer, maybe 10 or 15 seconds and again repeat that as many as 30 times or until she feels like leg is starting to get tired.


None of the information in this article is a replacement for proper medical advice. Always see a medical professional for advice on your individual injury.

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