In the United States alone there are over 400,00 ACL repair procedures each year. Once you tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee your world will change forever. You might feel nervous about the future but it doesn’t have to be that way if you have the right physical therapist to guide you through the process.
At the Excel North O’Fallon location, our physical therapists provide a thorough and complete program for the patient in order to put them in the best position to succeed. We do this by using a progressive and systematic rehabilitation program that allows for some flexibility with each athlete. Included in this program are advanced strengthening exercises, neuromuscular reeducation, plyometrics, agility training, core strengthening, functional training and sport specific training.
Once the athlete approaches a return to sport, they are put through a battery of tests to ensure that the involved knee is close to the level of the uninjured knee. Research suggests that the surgically repaired knee performs to at least 90% of the uninjured knee during testing before returning to sport. We also do a complete and full biomechanical assessment that includes evaluating the athletes running form, jumping and landing form, and cutting/pivoting form. All of this is done under video analysis so that we can slow down and break down the movements at trunk, hip, knee and ankle.
Again, we put a lot of time and effort into researching and developing new ways to treat our athletes and to get them back to where they want to be. When you choose us for your post-surgical rehabilitation, know that you are dealing with a group of experts you can trust.