I have been thinking about the increase of ACL injuries specifically related to non-contact injuries. This occurs when someone plants their foot and leg then “cuts” in the opposite direction. Research has shown that an injury this catastrophic can take anywhere from 9-12 months for one to get back to previous levels of function. One of the most important things to do is to prevent the knee from collapsing inward; we are finding less knee injuries when we implement neuromuscular training.
So next time you are working out at the gym or picking something up off the floor, take note of the knee. If it is inward you could be at a higher risk for an ACL injury. Try doing hip exercises to help this.