Reducing ACL Injuries

June 19, 2017

Watertown (Tenn.) High School recently launched a collaborative program in order to reduce ACL injuries among members of its girls' basketball team. According to the Lebanon Democrat, Watertown partnered with Dr. Jon Cornelius, Tennova Healthcare and Select Physical Therapy, and utilized DorsaVi 3D motion tracking technology, as well as the ViMove Athletic Movement Index.

Carl Newton, Watertown's athletic trainer, said the girls' basketball team had roughly one or two ACL injuries per year on average, thus leading the school to find a solution.

“For the last couple of seasons, we’ve seen an unusual amount of ACL injuries, specifically from the girls' basketball team. Carl and I have worked on trying to prevent injuries instead of working on them after the fact,” Cornelius said.