Anterior Cruciate Ligament
In the United States, approximately 200,000 ACL injuries are identified each year, in which 50% of those result in operative ACL reconstruction. ACL injuries predominantly occur in the female population after sustaining non contact (landing) or direct contact (player-to player) forces.
How Physical Therapy can help
The physical therapists at Vita will work with you to design a specific treatment program to accelerate your recovery from an ACL tear and/or ACL surgical repair. Typically, the program will include the following:
- Manual interventions to reduce pain, swelling, and muscle cramping
- Exercises for range of motion and strengthening
- Motor control activities and other stability demands for the hip/knee/ankle complex
- Cross training guidance and progression for return-to-sport