Whether you're looking to bounce back from an ACL tear or prevent one from happening, the ACL Injury Prevention Program can help you.
This 9-week program from UPMC Sports Performance helps athletes reduce the risk of non-contact ACL injuries while improving athletic performance.
Endorsed by many top doctors in the Pittsburgh area, the program is open to:
Pricing options for the ACL Injury Prevention Program:
Individual athletes and groups up to 9: $400/9-week total cost per person ($20 per person for each session)
Teams of 10 or more athletes: $200/9-week total cost per person ($10 per person for each session)
At the first session, our ACL program experts will:
During the 9-week program, you will attend training sessions twice a week that focus on:
At the end of weeks 3, 6, and 9, we will screen you again in a fatigued state and compare the data to prior screenings.
We'll also include you in our research that studies the incidence of ACL tears after completing the program. We will follow up with you after the season of your main sport and again at one year after program completion.
Backed by evidence-based methods, this program will help you improve your athletic performance by focusing training on:
Some performance tasks include:
Studies show that following ACL reconstruction surgery:
The ACL Injury Prevention Program seeks to help athletes reverse these trends through an evidence-based model that:
Along with ACL injury prevention, another goal of our program is to help you return to your sport at a higher level of performance than before your injury.
Studies show that within one year of ACL reconstruction surgery:
These stats show that many athletes never get back to playing their sport or performing at the same level.
After an ACL injury, it's crucial to focus on proper technique, muscle balance, and core strength. Our program provides personalized, sport-specific training so you can safely return to your sport.
Rick Joreitz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Team Physical Therapist, Pittsburgh Penguins®
Sr. Physical Therapist, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Ron DeAngelo, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Director, UPMC Sports Performance Program
To make an appointment or learn more about the ACL Injury Prevention Program, call 412-432-3871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our comprehensive sports medicine servces, visit UPMC Sports Medicine.