Exercise-Based Knee and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Sep;48(9):A1-A42. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.0303.


The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy have an ongoing effort to create evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for orthopaedic and sports physical therapy management and prevention of musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). This particular guideline focuses on the exercise-based prevention of knee injuries. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018;48(9):A1-A42. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0303.

Keywords: Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy; American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy; ICD; ICF; clinical practice guidelines; exercise-based prevention; knee.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Exercise Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities