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Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day is a campaign to raise awareness among parents, coaches, educators, and young women, so that young women may be educated on how to prevent and treat ACL injuries.

ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, which is a ligament in the knee. The ACL may be stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, the latter being the most common. Injuries are usually caused by a sudden stop, a quick change in direction (known as cutting), landing after jumping, and direct forceful contact to the knee.

Around 200,000 people are affected with ACL issues in the United States each year. Females are at a higher risk for injury in some sports—females are two to eight times more likely to strain their ACLs in sports with cutting and jumping than males are. Gymnastics is the sport that women have the highest rate of ACL injury, and injury is also high in basketball and football.

Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day, also known as National AAAYW Day, has always been observed annually on April 5th.

Today we are reaching out to woman that play sports. We know you don’t want to take days off to accommodate recovery time after being cracked, pushed, pulled and pummelled which is why you should be using Bowen as part of your wellbeing and fitness programme.