Part 1 – ACL Injury
ACL stands for the anterior cruciate ligament which is one of the major ligaments located in the knee joint.
A strain or tear of the ACL can result in pain, swelling and joint instability. Depending on each case recovery may or may not include surgery.
Typical considerations for ACL rehabilitation include:
- Reducing pain and swelling
- Restoring joint range of motion and strength
- Inclusion of perturbation training
- Introduction of running, jumping, hopping
- Gradual return to sports specific movements
- Psychological readiness for return to sport
Research shows that those who follow guided rehabilitation for over 9 months are far less likely to experience a recurrent ACL injury.
Our Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiology team are equipped with the knowledge to guide your ACL rehabilitation and injury prevention program. To book an appointment please contact the clinic on 02 5926 3806 or book online.