ACL Rehabilitation

Without complete ACL rehabilitation to help you restore mobility and function, an injury or chronic issue with your ACL can hold you back from playing a sport you love or working at a job you need. Our team of physical therapists is here to help you recover and return to your daily life.

What You Need to Know About ACL Rehabilitation

In your knee, the ACL controls the forward movement of the tibia under the femur. A sudden twisting motion and abrupt stop while running, landing hard from a jump, or receiving direct contact (such as a football tackle) can cause the ACL to stretch or tear. When this happens, you’ll typically hear a loud pop and the injured leg will buckle when you attempt to stand.

The anterior cruciate ligament has been repaired since the 1970s when it was recognized that without the ACL, the knee was unstable. The sheer forces from the instability result in early degeneration and/or arthritis of the knee as other knee structures fail with additional loads placed upon them.

Our knee physical therapy specialists will safely and effectively guide you through successful ACL rehabilitation from week 1 through the final stage of return to life, sport and work. The following and more will be addressed:

  • Post op skin care
  • Scar mobility
  • Post-operative swelling and inflammation
  • Post-operative pain
  • Knee cap mobility
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Increasing strength
  • Normal symmetrical walking pattern
  • Progression of walking program
  • Improved mobility and balance
  • Self care and home exercises
  • Agility exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Progression to running
  • Progression to return to the gym
  • Return to work, life and sport

If you’ve injured your ACL, physical therapy can help get your mobility back. Get in touch with our knee experts right away and let us help you regain function with ACL rehabilitation.

Looking for ACL Rehabilitation?

Contact our office nearest to you – Boulder, Golden or Westminster.