Once an ACL tear has been diagnosed, you will work with your orthopaedic and physical therapist to decide if you should have surgery, or if you can recover without surgery.
GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
If you don’t have surgery, your physical therapist will work with you to restore your.
return to your regular activities.
PHASE OF TREATMENT
The physiotherapy intervention could be divided in phases:
After an ACL injury physiotherapy management focuses on
regaining range of movement
proprioception and stability.
In the acute stage PRICE should be used in order to reduce swelling and pain, to attempt full range of motion and to decrease joint effusion.
Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape, which is proposed to be beneficial:-
TREATMENT BEFORE SURGERY
Your physical therapist will help :-
In the first 4 weeks after surgery,
RETURN TO SPORT OR ACTIVITIES.