Understanding ACL Injuries

Not all ACL injuries require reconstruction surgery, a thorough assessment will properly diagnose your knee injury and help make the best plan for your situation.

About ACL injuries:

  • 70-85% of ACL injuries are non contact injuries
  • Females have a much higher risk of ACL injuries
  • Not all ACL injuries require reconstruction surgery
  • Gold standard rehab and return to sport clearance is not based injury timeframe, instead is based on meeting testing criteria
  • You do not need to rest for 6 weeks following surgery to begin rehab.
  • Injury prevention programs significantly reduce ACL injury risk

What can I do now? (before seeing a physio)

  • Ice, Compression and Elevation
  • Continue gentle movement as tolerated
  • You do not require an MRI scan prior to attending physiotherapy
  • ACL injuries should be assessed early if possible

How can we help?

  • A thorough assessment is required to properly diagnose your knee injury
  • We can advise you regarding your various options for management and help make the best plan for your situation
  • If surgery is required we will communicate with your surgeon to ensure your management is specific to the type of surgery you have
  • We have the scope to progress you from initial care in hydrotherapy to end stage heavy strength training, agility and return to sport programs
  • We can perform return to sport testing to ensure you are ready to get back to the field.

About us

Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation clinic located in Albany, WA. Services include Hydrotherapy, Dry Needling, Workplace Screening, Women’s Health, Postural Rehabilitation, Electrotherapy, Joint Replacement and Pilates classes.

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