Following a torn ACL or injury, you will likely be referred to perform physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation process. Rate of progression and activities performed, in clinic for ACL tears, during your physical therapy intervention may depend on your age, extent of injury and activity level prior to injury. During the early part of physical therapy following and ACL surgery the main focus of your sessions will be to improve quad strength and restore passive range of motion all while trying to protect the integrity of the surgical repair.
Jamie Demonbreum is not only a patient at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance, she’s also a member of the Elite family. Jamie is a physical therapy technician at our Elite Shelbyville clinic. She underwent an ACL reconstruction and medial meniscectomy in early March of 2020, her sixth knee surgery and second ACL reconstruction on her right knee.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It is estimated that 80,000 to 250,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States each year with 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed annually. Cost of ACL repairs nationwide are approximately $1.7 billion a year. ACL injury is more common in younger people and people who participate in high-risk sports,
Jennifer Waechter loves to play tennis but had a knee injury. In May of 2018, Jennifer tore her ACL and her Patella Tendon. She had her left foot planted, then she shifted her leg and body to the right for the shot. That is when she heard the loud “pop.” The pain was immediate and intense.