Keeping Female Athletes in the Game

Female athletes who participate in jumping and pivoting sports are 2 to 10 times more likely to sustain a knee ligament injury, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, than male athletes participating in the same sports.

To keep women and girls off the sidelines and in the game, the sports medicine experts at Mercy Health are proud to offer Sportsmetrics™, the first ACL injury prevention and performance program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes.

Sportsmetrics™ is a six-week jump training program that is comprised of a dynamic warm-up, jump/plyometric drills, strength training, speed and agility and flexibility exercises. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh.

With more and more women and girls participating in sports, the need for Sportsmetrics™ continues to grow. To date, 1,500 physical therapists and athletic trainers in 49 states and 9 countries have been certified to use the program.

The program was developed by Mercy Health’s Dr. Frank Noyes and the doctors and researchers at Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation.

For more information visit Sportsmetrics.org, call 513-346-4514 or send us an email.