Complete ruptures of the ACL require first a surgical repair followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Here at Sydney Physiotherapy, we liaise closely with three ACL surgeons: A/Prof Leo Pinczweski, Dr. Jonathan Herald and A/Prof Justin Roe.
The most common mechanism of injury is when the knee pivots and twists. For example, when the knee receives a direct impact from the front while the leg is in a stable position or when the knee is forced to make sharp changes in movement such as an abrupt stop from high speed.
Pre-operatively, a comprehensive exercise program will help to restore full range of motion, establish neuromuscular control and strength. A firm foundation pre-operatively allows for quicker return to pre-injury function post-operatively. Our facility is fully equipped to allow for exceptional rehabilitation from day one to return to sport.