Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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ACL Injury Prevention

An ACL injury can be devastating to an adolescent athlete. Unfortunately, girls are at higher risk. We have developed this fun, challenging, and effective exercise program to help lower your risk of a noncontact ACL injury. Get started today.

Prevent Injury

Why ACL Exercises are Important

Watch this 2-minute video for a quick explanation of why ACL injury prevention is so important for athletes.

Level One

Level One Exercise Program

Begin with 15 minutes of Level One exercises. The program starts with a dynamic warm-up, progresses into fun and challenging exercises, and is followed by a cool down. Do these exercises 4 times per week for 6 weeks before your season begins, then 3 times per week on days you don't have a practice or game during the season. When you can do the Level One exercises comfortably using correct technique, you're ready to move to the next level.

Level Two

Level Two Exercise Program

Level Two exercises build on Level One. Take your time and don't rush through the additional exercises in this program. Focus on your form and balance. When you feel you can do the Level Two exercises comfortably using correct technique, you're ready to move to the next level.

Level Three

Level Three Exercise Program

Level Three exercises will challenge you and continue to build your coordination, balance, and proprioceptive (sensory) skills. Focus on your alignment, balance, and form so that you can safely achieve the best physical benefit. Do these exercises 4 times per week for 6 weeks before your season begins, then 3 times per week on days you don't have a practice or game during the season.

Coaches Program

Coaches' Program

These exercises have been designed to be integrated into practice and game schedules. They can be performed as a warm-up at the start of a practice or game as well as a cool down at the end of a practice or game.

Techniques

Correct and Incorrect Techniques

There's a right and wrong way to do these exercises. Be sure that you're using correct technique for these exercises to be safe and effective. This section highlights the importance of alignment, balance, and positioning so that you can effectively and safely perform the exercise programs.

KP National Implant Registries

Kaiser Permanente's National Implant Registries

Kaiser Permanente's national implant registries website provides its users with the most readily available surgical data captured amongst multiple specialties, including ACL reconstructions. Information on recently published journal articles, annual report data, and surgical risk calculators are provided to help support Kaiser Permanente's highest standards of quality care.