NAKOA PERFORMANCE

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one of the most common knee injuries among the young athletic population, with the highest incidence affecting males and females ages 14-25. ACL injuries occur most in physically demanding sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, and lacrosse. The ACL has an important role in keeping the tibia (shin bone) from moving anterior or forward in relation to the femur (thigh bone). In other words, the ACL is an extremely important ligament that keeps the knee stabilized while doing anything athletic such as running, jumping,

Get to know Allison Nelson, Director of Physical Therapy at NAKOA! Do you have any nicknames? Chico (my maiden name), Cheeks, Al, Alli, Big Al (haha not my favorite)  How long have you been at NAKOA? I have been at NAKOA since 2013  If you could have one superpower what would it be? To breathe underwater and fulfill my dream of being a mermaid  Whats your favorite food to indulge in? Chocolate chip cookies or french fries

To understand what joints/areas need the most mobility, you must first understand the different planes of motion: sagittal, frontal (coronal), and horizontal (transverse). Sagittal is the movement of a limb forward or backward (i.e. shoulder flexion, hip extension), the horizontal plane is the rotational movement of a limb (i.e. shoulder external rotation, lumbar rotation), and the frontal plane is the movement of a limb side to side (i.e. hip abduction, side bending). When it comes to running, the most prominent plane of motion is sagittal because the overall translation of your