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Physical Therapy for ACL Injury


ACL tears are commonly reported in athletes. Physical therapy is an effective treatment option for this injury. The ACL or anterior cr ciate !i"ament i# a ma$or !i"ament which connect# the thi"h bone an% the #hin bone. &t can "et torn i' (o "et (o r knee twi#te% whi!e (o )re #tan%in"* $ mp with (o r knee #trai"htene%* #top a!! o' a # %%en whi!e r nnin"* #hi't (o r wei"ht 'rom !e" to !e"* #tretch the knee e+ce##i,e!(* or "et hit %irect!( on (o r knee.

Physical Therapy is Effective


-h(#ica! therap( i# the cho#en mean# o' rehabi!itation 'or ACL tear#. .hi!e imme%iate treatment re,o!,e# aro n% re% cin" the pain an% in'!ammation in the knee ca #e% b( the ACL tear* the 'oc # !ater #hi't# to "ettin" the in%i,i% a! back to ro tine acti,it( a# q ick!( an% a# #a'e!( a# po##ib!e. &t a!#o in,o!,e# makin" the knee an% the !i"ament# #tron"er #o a# to re% ce the chance# o' # ch in$ rie# occ rrin". Thi# i# where ph(#ica! therap( pro"ram# are pro,in" bene'icia!. The ph(#ica! therap( pro"ram that i# recommen%e% wo !% %epen%# on the e+tent o' the in$ r( o' the anterior cr ciate !i"ament* the ph(#ica! 'itne## o' the patient* an% hi#/her re" !ar acti,it( !e,e! # ch a# the kin% o' #port# the per#on p!a(# or the inten#it( o' the worko t# an% practice.
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/tren"thenin"* '!e+ibi!it(* coor%ination an% en% rance are the ma$or point# o' 'oc # o' a ph(#ica! therap( rehabi!itation pro"ram. The aim i# to he!p ret rn to ro tine acti,it( an% to pre,ent in$ rie# 'rom occ rrin" a"ain. -h(#ica! therap( pro"ram# be"in at the therap( center n%er the " i%ance o' a ph(#ica! therapi#t* b t can be contin e% at home.

Relief for Patients who do Not Need Surgery


Accor%in" to re#earch* #ome ACL tear patient# can re#o!,e the con%ition witho t # r"er(. The ph(#ica! therapi#t wi!! re!( on te#t# # ch a# the "!oba! knee ' nction ratin" an% knee o tcome# # r,e( to i%enti'( whether the patient come# n%er thi# cate"or(. A ph(#ica! therap( pro"ram i# then be %e,i#e% which wo !% in,o!,e car%io,a#c !ar #tren"thenin"* q a%ricep# m #c!e e!ectrica! #tim !ation* ba!ance trainin"* an% con,entiona! m #c!e #tren"thenin" proce% re#.

Physical Therapy in Surgical Treat ent


-h(#ica! therap( a!#o he!p# in ca#e# where # r"er( i# req ire%. The patient wi!! be re'erre% to a ph(#ica! therapi#t 'or re% cin" the #we!!in"* #tren"thenin" the thi"h m #c!e#* an% increa#in" the ran"e o' motion o' the knee be'ore the # r"er(. Thi# he!p# increa#e the chance# o' # cce## 'o!!owin" the # r"er(. &t wo !% a!#o be in#tr menta! in hea!in" q a%ricep# !a"* a con%ition where the patient can rai#e hi#/her !e" in the air b t cannot e+ten% the knee. Treatment ma( a!#o in,o!,e e!ectrica! #tim !ation.
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Reha!ilitation after Surgery


-h(#ica! therap( e+erci#e# are a ,ita! e!ement o' po#t# r"ica! rehabi!itation a# we!!. The 'oc # i# on impro,in" knee #tabi!it( a# we!! a# impro,in" mo,ement. -roce% re# wo !% inc! %e wei"ht bearin" #in" cr tche#* compre##ion an% icin"* bracin"* an% #peci'ic #tren"th an% mo,ement enhancin" e+erci#e#. &n the 'ina! #ta"e* the 'oc # wo !% #hi't to "ettin" the in%i,i% a! back to hi# #port or ro tine ph(#ica! acti,it(. The proce% re# at thi# #ta"e wo !% ,ar( %epen%in" on in%i,i% a! con%ition# an% ma( inc! %e #port-#peci'ic e+erci#e# an% ba!ance e+erci#e# a# we!! a# acti,itie# # ch a# r nnin"* hoppin" an% $ mpin". -h(#ica! therap( i# a tr !( #a'e an% e''ecti,e treatment mo%a!it( 'or ACL tear in ath!ete#.
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