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ACL Rehabilitation

Return to sport after ACL injury

The acronym ACL has become synonymous with Skiing and Football. This is mainly due to the traumatic nature of injuries which result in an excessive twisting of the knee when the foot is planted. The best thing we can do to avoid this sort of injury without wrapping ourselves in cotton wool is to prepare the knee for what we are asking it to do. Literature supports the use of strength and conditioning as one of the most important preventative measures in injury, ideally specific to your sport of choice. Flexibility particularly at the ankle can be another important factor in injury prevention. At Shepherds’ Physiotherapy we have the skills to direct you in your ‘prehabilition’ be it going off piste or running down the wing to cross the ball into the box.

ACL Rehab Excercises

However, should you be unfortunate enough to sustain an ACL injury we are up to date with the latest knowledge in graded rehabilitation to get you back on the slopes or the pitch the following year. If needed we are able to recommend the best consultants locally, refer for an MRI and direct your treatment throughout your recovery. From the early stages of acute management of swelling and pain, onto strength and balance training and finally sports specific rehab to get you back to what you love doing most.

If you are in need of some inspiration to get your rehabilitation going, check out this video of one of our clients who has succesfuly undergone his Shepherds’ Physiotherapy rehabilitation programme to make a full return to Football following an ACL reconstruction:

 

We also provide Donjoy knee braces for added protection – The Defiance III is a market leader and made to fit for added protection.

Donjoy knee brace The Defiance III

 

 

So, don’t delay whether it be pre or rehabilitation come and see us to today. Call 01371 700466 or email us at info@shepherdsphysiotherapy.co.uk.

 

A great article on knowing when you are ready to return to sport from British Journal of Sports Medicine - http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/13/804

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