National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Position Statement: Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Padua DA,
DiStefano LJ, Hewett TE, Garrett WE, Marshall SW, Golden GM, Shultz SJ, Sigward
SM. J Athl Train. 2018 Jan 9. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-99-16. [Epub ahead of
The National Athletic Trainers’
Association has released a new position statement on the prevention of anterior
cruciate ligament injury. The document focuses on multicomponent
injury-prevention training programs. The recommendations fall under 5 headings:
1) effects of injury-prevention training programs on injury reduction and performance
enhancement, 2) exercise selection and training intensity, 3) training volume
(frequency and duration), 4) implementation of multicomponent injury-prevention
training programs (program adoption and maintenance), and 5) targeting
individuals for injury-prevention training programs. The document also includes
a nice summary of the literature.
Note: The Journal of Athletic Training
has a new twitter account: @JAT_NATA. They plan to share their latest
publications and roll out new initiatives to engage scholars/clinicians.