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Reducing ACL Injuries for Female Soccer Players: A Free Event

Female soccer playerMadison, Wisconsin - UW Health Sports Medicine will host an interactive session on reducing ACL injury among female soccer players Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the McClain Athletic Facility, 1475 Engineering Drive, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


The event is designed primarily for soccer coaches and female players between the ages of 12 and 18.


"Female soccer players are up to seven times more likely to tear their ACL compared to male soccer players," says Dave Knight, an athletic trainer at the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and an expert in ACL injury rehabilitation and risk reduction. "While no single factor predisposes an athlete to increased risk, there are several new programs and exercises that have been shown to substantially reduce an athlete's risk of ACL injury."


During the event, participants will learn about activities most often associated with ACL injuries and drills to help reduce injuries among players.


The event is free but registration is required at

Date Published: 02/17/2014

News tag(s):  sports

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