The ACL is one of the major ligaments which connects the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia) at the knee joint. ACL tears commonly occur in athletes, such as soccer players, basketball players, skiers and gymnasts. Most people who sustain an ACL tear will undergo surgery to repair the tear in order to return to sports effectively and to avoid early knee arthritis. ACL reconstruction is usually done using another tendon or ligament to substitute for the torn ligament.
Post-operative ACL rehabilitation is one of the most important aspects of ACL reconstruction surgery. At MoveFree Physio we provide the most successful and quickest outcome results from the guidance and supervision of an experienced sports physiotherapist.
Our ACL post-operative rehabilitation protocol consists of four phases with set goals: