New ACL Injury Prevention Program for Girls

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is now offering an ACL Injury Prevention program for girls ages 13 and above. Recent research has shown that girls can be up to eight times more likely to tear their ACL than boys. This program is designed specifically for female athletes to help prevent ACL injuries and to enhance performance. 

The program will be supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Baylor Plano. Sessions will be held two times per week, for six weeks. A typical session will include a warm-up, core strengthening, flexibility training, plyometrics, agility training, strength training, and speed training. In honor of the programs grand opening, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department is offering twelve sessions at no cost to the first six people who call and sign up for the program. 

"Recent research has proven that the risk of ACL injuries in female athletes can be reduced with a prevention program. We created the Baylor Plano ACL prevention program based on those significant findings. This program will help increase sport performance and reduce risk of ACL injury," says Daniel Evans, MS, PT, CSCS. 

For more information or to register for the program, please call 1-800-4BAYLOR.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department is a 6,700 square foot gymnasium conveniently located inside Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. We are excited to offer our patients and clients advanced equipment including Biodex Isokinetic testing and training, Biodex Unweighing System for gait training, and SwimEx for aquatic therapy. Our facility is also equipped with six private treatment rooms, locker rooms with walk in showers, mirrored walls, free weights, Hoist total gym, cardio equipment, paraffin wax therapy, fluidotherapy and more. 

We offer a multi-disciplinary approach toward our patients through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Our therapists are highly experienced in an array of patient populations including outpatient orthopaedics ranging from athletes to the geriatric population, neurological impairments, vestibular rehab, wound care, lymphedema and aquatics. 

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 128-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Baylor Plano offers patients access to digital imaging and is the first hospital in north Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecology and prostate procedures through the FDA approved da Vinci®S Surgical System. The hospital has won several quality awards including the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence and is designated a Nurse-Friendly™ hospital by Texas Nurses Association. 

As part of Baylor Health Care System, Baylor Plano offers patients access to innovative treatments and clinical trials performed through Baylor Research Institute in such areas as oncology and cardiovascular services. The Baylor Plano campus is the home of THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, the first dedicated heart hospital in Collin County. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System will report $390 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs. 

For a physician referral, call toll free 1-800-4BAYLOR.

*Represents preliminary information that will be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System¹s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano or Baylor Health Care System.

Contact: Susan Hall, (214) 820-1817 or Janeen Browning (469) 814-2107
Email: susanh@baylorhealth.edu or janeenbr@baylorhealth.edu 


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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com