The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is the primary and major ligament providing anterolateral rotary stability to the knee joint. In lay terms it prevents the knee from giving way . It is commonly injured in people of all ages but is more likely to occur in high impact sports such as skiing, netball, and football. All our physiotherapists are experts in diagnosing ACL injuries.
Have you injured your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)?
Did you know that a 5-week intense prehab (rehab before surgery) gives you better knee strength and outcomes, both before and after surgery? (These effects are still relevant even 2 years later.)
To make sure you get the most out of your ACL reconstruction, make sure you get comprehensive pre and post surgery rehab from the sports physiotherapists at Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.
Your pre-surgery rehab and post-reconstruction rehab includes:
- Reduction of swelling and pain
- Increasing your range of motion
- Balance training
- Hopping, jumping and landing practice – yes! This is possible even prior to surgery if you have good rehabilitation
- Prevention of other injuries and compensations in the ankle and hip.