Youth Sports Injuries
Did you know that youth sports injuries have become an epidemic? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides knee stability, and girls are 4 to 6 times more likely to experience a non-contact ACL tear compared to boys. Current research suggests that 1 in 4 athletes with an ACL tear will sustain a second injury.
Our therapists can help! We offer:
- ACL screenings for knee injuries
- Training ACL prevention
- Orthotic recommendations
With a one-on-one consultation and treatment included in every visit, your physical therapist can focus on your child and his or her movement problem, analyzing their gait and teaching them to walk or run more efficiently.
You can make a difference! Routine practice of ACL injury prevention exercises reduces non-contact tears by 75%!
Physical therapy for injury prevention may be covered by insurance when utilized to address underlying issues that may contribute to a future injury.
Please call (773) 665-9950 for more information or schedule an onsite or virtual appointment.