Free HGB presentation on sports injury prevention June 14 at AL!VE

Join licensed athletic trainer, Derek Sanders, as he discusses how to decrease knee ligament injuries while improving performance in athletes. This free presentation is 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, Mich.  The program is ideal for coaches and parents of young athletes 7th to 12th grades. 

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions are performed on more high school athletes than on any other age group. Major contributors include an increase in sports participation and neuromuscular imbalances, or the athlete’s inability to counteract or absorb the forces put on their ligaments and muscles during competition.

Attendees learn how knee injuries occur and how neuromuscular training can help prevent lower extremity injuries. Plus, learn more about how dynamic warm-up, plyometric, speed and agility, strength training, and flexibility increase performance and decrease injuries. Participants will also learn what Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is doing to help prevent lower extremity injuries in athletes.

For more information or to register for the presentation call HGB Rehabilitation Services at 517-541-5800.