The anterior cruciate ligament, often known as the ACL, is one of a pair of cruciate ligaments in the knee. It provides stabilization for the knee joint. Torn ACLs are a common knee injury that can occur from a simple sudden change in direction. We work together to tailor exercises specific to your injury and modify activities to release stress on the knee. Through treatment, we work to restore muscle strength, agility, and balance. The primary problem in ACL reconstruction recovery is that people do not recover sufficient quadriceps strength. Our physical therapists use cutting edge methods of testing quadriceps strength to ensure that athletes have as low of risk as possible of re-injuring their ACL.
Some people do not need surgery when they tear their ACL. Several factors play into a decision not to have your ACL reconstructed. Our physical therapists use a shared-decision making process to help you make the best decision for you.