Women have different biomechanics due to a slight wider pelvis, which means their knees buckle more easily when landing from a jump. Women have looser joints, which is a risk factor for knee problems; and muscular, strength and hormonal issues also play a part.

As recently reported, female participation in sport is booming, but so too is the rate of serious knee injuries. Therefore, prevention is always better than surgery, especially when it comes to ACL injuries.

Click on the link below for 5 essential exercises to help stabilise and strengthen your knees, hips and glutes; which in turn will help prevent an ACL injury.

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