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Can Female Athletes Prevent Knee Injuries?


Many women and their children are following the recommended guidelines to "be active." However, along with exercise women should consider adding preventive measures to reduce the risk of injury. All too often we hear about a forty-year-old women who injured her knee while skiing or someone's daughter who tore her knee playing soccer. Research shows that many of these injuries are preventable with the proper neuromuscular training. Yet, most youth coaches and weekday/weekend warriors do not take the time to practice evidence based and accepted injury prevention routines.

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