MayaVate, a free web-based mobile training and conditioning application designed to reduce the risk of ACL injuries in school-aged athletes, is now available.
MayaVate is a free mobile instructional video application comprised of static and dynamic plyometric training exercises to increase mobility and stability of the knee. It aims to not only teach users how to stretch their ACL correctly but also to motivate them to stretch every time before practice or play.
Research suggests that participation in stretching courses can reduce the possibility of an ACL injury occurring during game play. After implementing these stretching courses at many Chicago public schools in basketball and soccer, researchers suggest that participation in them during warm-ups reduced the incidence of ACL tears, knee sprains, and ankle sprains.
In response to these statistics, Maya — the creator of the MayaVate application — posed the question: why is this limited to school courses? MayaVate trains players to self-train and provides incentives for successful, repeated use of the training program.
MayaVate is working to spread awareness of ACL injuries in adolescent volleyball play; by making the exercises something that teams and individuals want to participate in. By turning the exercise video into a mobile application, they will be more accessible to a broader range of kids and will be a fun way to complete the stretches, according to a media release.
“As a volleyball player, I have found that ACL injuries can be career-changing and can be reduced by simply stretching before practice or play. MayaVate makes stretching something fun and that you want to accomplish and be a part of.”
[Source(s): KLS Edition, PRWeb]
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