ACL Injury Physiotherapy
in Brampton

Understanding ACL Injury

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a crucial stabilizing ligament in the knee joint. When injured, whether through tearing or damage, the ACL necessitates comprehensive rehabilitation, which may involve surgical intervention and/or conservative therapies.

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Mechanism of Injury

ACL injuries commonly occur during activities involving sudden changes in direction or pivoting motions while the foot is planted on the ground. Other mechanisms include direct blows to the knee, collisions, improper landings from jumps or falls, and abrupt stops. While athletes engaged in football, hockey, basketball, and soccer are at higher risk, ACL injuries can affect individuals from various backgrounds.

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Grading of Injury

ACL injuries are classified into grades 1, 2, or 3, depending on the severity. Grade 1 involves stretching of ligament fibers with minimal swelling, tenderness, and instability. Grade 2 entails partial tearing of ligament fibers, accompanied by swelling, tenderness, and increased knee instability. Grade 3 indicates complete tearing of ligament fibers, resulting in significant knee instability and minimal pain.

Treatment Approach

At Active Physiotherapy Brampton, we distinguish ourselves by offering prehabilitation and post-operative physiotherapy for individuals requiring ACL surgery.

Prehabilitation, recommended by surgeons prior to surgery, aims to preserve muscle strength around the ACL, maintain knee range of motion, and manage swelling. Post-operative physiotherapy follows a structured protocol to facilitate recovery and optimize outcomes.

Recovery Duration

Recovery duration varies among individuals and is influenced by factors such as injury grade, duration, previous musculoskeletal history, and overall physiological factors. While each recovery journey is unique, our expert physiotherapists work closely with patients to establish goals and facilitate a return to regular activities. On average, recovery from ACL injury, with or without surgery, spans approximately 6 to 12 months before individuals can resume sports participation.

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