From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — In a partnership with Champion Sports Medicine, Alabama Ortho Spine and Sports in Trussville will be hosting a seminar on preventing ACL injuries in student-athletes. The seminar is a free event that will be held in April.
Champion Sports Medicine conducted a study in collaboration with Samford University women’s soccer team where ACL injuries were studied. Champion Sports studied eight ACL-related injuries that several athletes suffered over three years. The study found that ACL injuries can be prevented with “integration of the latest research, movement science and 3D wearable technology.”
ACL stands for “anterior cruciate ligament,” located in the knee. Injuries sustained to the ACL are often caused by sporting activities.
“Lower extremity injuries account for nearly two-thirds of all sport-related injuries, the majority of which are non-contact,” stated Trent Nessler, Regional Director of Operations at Champion Sports Medicine. “Our collaboration with the Samford women’s soccer team illustrates that these devastating injuries can be prevented with the proper training and technology.”
The seminar in Trussville will take place on April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nessler will be a speaker along with Ortho Spine and Sports orthopaedic surgeons Tyler Marshall, M.D., and Mark Rogers, M.D.
Invited to attend are basketball players, soccer players, volleyball players, runners, gymnasts and athletes from 13 to 18 years old. Coaches and parents are invited as well.
Alabama Ortho Spine and Sports is located at 1801 Gadsden Hwy.