Two benefits of physical therapy after an ACL repair

ACL Recovery Exercises

Recovering from an ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, surgery can be a long and difficult process. However, working alongside a physical therapist in conjunction with your surgeon will get you back to the activities you love. 

By working with an experienced and licensed physical therapist as you rehab from an ACL reconstruction, you can give yourself the best chance of a quick and lasting recovery. At Armor Physical Therapy, we have extensive experience in treating knee injuries and are happy to share the following benefits of a treatment plan that includes therapeutic exercise. 

Here’s how ACL recovery exercises can help

Physical therapy is designed to reduce pain and improve functioning in the knee through a combination of techniques. Targeted recovery exercises can help people dealing with ACL injuries in the following ways: 

  1. Strengthen supporting muscles — Strengthening the leg muscles and addressing muscle imbalances can help stabilize the knee.
  2. Prevent reinjury — With movement and stability exercises, patients can learn better body mechanics that can help reduce the stress on the ACL. 

In most physical therapy programs for ACL reconstruction, therapeutic exercise is combined with other techniques, including manual therapy, electrical stimulation and kinesiotherapy, to enhance recovery. 

Comprehensive ACL recovery treatment at Armor Physical Therapy

At Armor Physical Therapy, we have a compassionate and highly trained team who can help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed for ACL recovery after ACL reconstruction with long-term results. After reviewing your medical and treatment history, we’ll perform an in-depth evaluation of your movement and posture as well as a hands-on examination of your knee. With this information we’ll be able to create a recovery program that’s right for your needs and lifestyle. 

Ready to start your recovery journey? Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.