We do ACL Rehabilitation differently!
The physical therapists at Creative Rehab have developed an ACL Risk Prevention Program which addresses individualized needs of each patient. This program not only aids in ACL injury prevention, but helps enhance performance. Our knowledgeable staff is trained to assess the body with a functional approach to recognize and treat deficits in hip mobility, hip strength and control, and ankle/food mobility. All of which may be an underlying factor contributing to an ACL injury.
What is an ACL?
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a ligament in the knee that mainly functions to provide knee joint stability. Injury to this ligament can be very serious and often lead to surgical repair and extensive rehabilitation. Other than the costs occurred for medical care of this injury, an ACL injury can have significant effects on the athlete, including loss of participation in sport and increased risk of knee osteoarthritis in the future. The ACL is most commonly injured in non-contact sporting activities involving sudden turning, jumping, planting, and/or pivoting. Therefore, the risk for an ACL injury can be greatly reduced with proper training of these types of activities.
ACL Risk Prevention
What is the focus of Creative Rehab's ACL Risk Prevention Program?
While respecting physician instructions and protocols, we focus on the following:
Early restoration of knee range of motion, especially extension and weight bearing with emphasis on normalization of gait
Restoring fundamental core and lower extremity strength and balance with a triplanar approach
Agility training with emphasis on alignment and form for jumping and landing
Individualized sport and job-specific training to prepare the body for the demands of return to sport or work
Excellent outcomes with successful return to sport or work