Episode #33 – Is Your Athlete At Risk For a Knee Injury?

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:

We buy our children all the best equipment for their sports but are we protecting their bodies in the right way if we just focus on external equipment. What about equipping their bodies to be injury free?

In today’s huddle, I talk with Dr. Leslie Desrosiers, who is a doctor of physical therapy, a sports injury prevention specialist and a board-certified orthopedic specialist. We talk about ACL injuries and how to be proactive to keep an athlete’s ACL strong.

Dr. Leslie and I discuss…

  • How Dr. Leslie’s athletic background, especially when she severely injured her ankle, shaped her passion to help athletes stay as injury free as possible.
  • Dr. Leslie recalls the exact moment, during her physical therapy training, she realized she could teach athletes to PREVENT ACL injuries.
  • Why are female athletes may be more at risk for an ACL injury?
  • Dr. Leslie explains the four categories that factor into females being more at risk and what can be done in two of the categories to strengthen the knee.
  • Dr. Leslie share how her injury prevention program perfectly compliments sport specific training to enhance overall performance.
  • How 15 to 20 mins 3 times a week can reduce the risk for a knee injury.
  • Why this is a great pre-season program so that your athlete can start the season with great movement patterns and are more foundationally fit.

BIO:

Dr. Leslie, PT DPT, OCS, CSCS is a doctor of physical therapy, a sports injury prevention expert, and a board-certified orthopedic specialist.

She owns and operates a private physical therapy practice in San Diego, where she has helped numerous competitive and professional athletes succeed in their sports. She is passionate about knee injury prevention, particularly injuries to the ACL.

She loves seeing her clients live the lives of the their dreams, being as active in sports as they want, for as long as they want. She founded ACL Strong in 2017 to bring elite injury prevention strategies directly to athletes who want to protect themselves and their future.

Links & References:

Follow these links to find Dr. Leslie’s resources…

ACL Strong Athletes Facebook Page

ACL Strong Injury Prevention Website

Dr. Leslie’s Email: DrLeslie@ACLSTRONG.com

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