The ACL Solution

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The ACL Solution

SKU# 9781936303335

Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most Devastating Knee Injury

Author: Robert G. Marx MD, Grethe Mykleburst PT, PhD


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"In The ACL Solution, you'll find close to 50 ACL-specific exercises designed by Dr. Myklebust, a physical therapist for the Norwegian national women's handball, soccer and volleyball teams, and a world-renowned expert on the science of ACL injury prevention. You'll learn how to better balance your body and strengthen the muscles around your knee to provide greater stability and endurance. Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.

The ACL Solution Features:

  • The Prevention Program, the center of this book, describes and illustrates the exercises that prevent ACL injuries.
  • A FAQ section, containing commonly asked questions by people who have had recent ACL tears.
  • An anatomy section that describes the anatomy of the knee

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 19, 2012
  • Page Count 192
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303335
  • EISBN 9781617051135

Table of Contents 

Introduction: Fields of Pain
Chapter 1. How the Knee Works and What An ACL Is
Chapter 2. The Fragile State of the ACL
Chapter 3. What to Do If Your ACL Tears
Chapter 4. Getting Back In Action
Chapter 5. The ACL Protection Program
Chapter 6. Jumping Exercises
Chapter 7. Balance Exercises
Chapter 8. Strengthening Exercises
Chapter 9. Functional Exercises
Chapter 10. When Rehab Is Not Enough - Surgery
Chapter 11. Frequently Asked Questions

Editorial Review(s) 

“This is the answer for sports medicine’s most common injury.”—Jordan D. Metzl, MD, author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies

“This is the most credible and useful resource on preventing the dreaded ACL injury. It is a must-read for every soccer mom and dad globally.”—Vijay Vad, MD, author of Back Rx and the PBS national television special Stop Back Pain

“Having treated countless ACL injuries in athletes of all ages and levels of competition, Dr. Marx puts in one place everything you need to know about this injury and most importantly how to prevent it. This is a must-read for all athletes, coaches, trainers and physicians.”—Russell F. Warren, MD, Surgeon in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery, Team Physician, New York Giants

“Dr. Robert Marx is one of those rare orthopedic surgeons who is passionate, not only about repairing the body, but preventing it from being injured in the first place. If you are someone who cares about an athlete, a parent, a trainer, a coach, or if you are an athlete yourself, you need The ACL Solution to help prevent a devastating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury…”—Brett Fink, MD, Author of The Whole Foot Book