Brains role in movement could be key to ACL Injuries
According to a recent report, training the brain may be just as important as training the body in preventing fatigue related injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Researchers tested patient reaction to various commands after the patient had performed a series of one legged squats.
They found that both legs not just the fatigued leg showed equally dangerous and potentially injurious responses.
According to the lead author, “these findings suggest that training the center control process – the brain and reflexive responses – may be necessary to counter the fatigued induced ACL injury risk.