Implementation Strategies for ACL Injury Prevention Programs

  • Lindsay J. DiStefanoEmail author
  • Hayley J. Root
  • Barnett S. Frank
  • Darin A. Padua


There is a critical gap between research-based evidence supporting the use of neuromuscular training programs for ACL injury prevention and real-world effectiveness due to limitations in disseminating and implementing these programs. This chapter presents an integrated approach addressing topics from public health and behavior change literature with the knowledge base of ACL injury prevention. A pragmatic framework that incorporates common barriers and facilitators is discussed along with ideas for solutions to help the clinical and/or sport coach or administrator facilitate implementing these efficacious interventions.


ACL prevention Public health ACL training Implementation theory Intervention mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay J. DiStefano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hayley J. Root
    • 2
  • Barnett S. Frank
    • 3
  • Darin A. Padua
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of KinesiologyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Arizona School of Health SciencesA.T. Still UniversityKirksvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Exercise and Sport ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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