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4 Key ACL Swimming and Water Exercises After Surgery to Accelerate Your ACL Tear Recovery!

4 Key ACL Swimming and Water Exercises After Surgery to Accelerate Your ACL Tear Recovery!

Getting in the pool is one activity that is suited for ACL recovery and is an easy way to get back into exercise post-surgery. As part of your ACL recovery program, swimming and water exercises can be used to increase strength and flexibility in the knee and can be practiced as early as three weeks post ACL surgery. In addition, water exercises are low-impact and can be completed with lower levels of pain. Continue Reading

6 Tips for Driving After ACL Surgery – When Can I Drive?

6 Tips for Driving After ACL Surgery – When Can I Drive?

You can drive after ACL surgery when you are confident and feel comfortable. This is different for everyone!  Importantly, to drive after ACL surgery you must be able to brake suddenly in case of an emergency!  Accordingly, when you drive for the first time it is important to have control of your right leg in particularly.… Continue Reading

4 Big ACL Prehab Exercises and Goals Before Your Surgery!

4 Big ACL Prehab Exercises and Goals Before Your Surgery!

Once the decision is made to have ACL surgery it is very important to prepare your knee for surgery! Commonly referred to as ACL Prehab! The benefits of ACL prehab are significant. Research studies have shown that athletes who completed their ACL Prehab were on average able to advance their post surgery recovery faster than those… Continue Reading

After ACL Surgery When Can I Walk? 10 Key Tips and 4 Stages to Progress Walking Faster!

After ACL Surgery When Can I Walk? 10 Key Tips and 4 Stages to Progress Walking Faster!

After ACL surgery you are encouraged to start walking immediately Begin with the assistance of crutches and take as much weight as your feel is comfortable  When it comes to an ACL reconstruction a common question that is often asked by patients is when can you walk after ACL surgery? After ACL surgery you are… Continue Reading

ACL Operation Injury Facts

ACL Operation Injury Facts

There are a number of ACL graft options available when a person is considering surgery to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ACL surgery procedure and graft type selected depends on a range of factors including the patient’s activity level, surgeon preference, damage to the ligament, and other related factors that may arise from the patient’s individual circumstances… Continue Reading

Does your ACL injury require reconstruction surgery?

Does your ACL injury require reconstruction surgery?

While in many cases a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament will require a complete ACL reconstruction to repair the graft, there are also some instances where an individual may have the option to attempt non-surgical rehabilitation instead of inserting a new ACL graft as their best way forward.

The decision to not have a torn ACL surgically repaired should be assessed in consideration of all the facts…
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6 Key ACL Graft Options Leading Into Surgery

6 Key ACL Graft Options Leading Into Surgery

There are a number of ACL graft options available when a person is considering surgery to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The ACL surgery procedure and graft type selected depends on a range of factors including the patient’s activity level, surgeon preference, damage to the ligament, and other related factors that may arise from the patient’s individual circumstances… Continue Reading

Your 6 KEY steps in the early stages of ACL surgery recovery

Your 6 KEY steps in the early stages of ACL surgery recovery

The main objective of ACL injury recovery within the first two weeks of rehabilitation post surgery is to reduce the amount of pain and swelling within the reconstructed knee plus performing weight baring, muscle toning and flexibility exercises. We recommend six key steps in the early phases of ACL injury recovery that will provide the foundations to a strong rehabilitation. Continue Reading

Psychological Barriers Impacting ACL Rehabilitation

Psychological Barriers Impacting ACL Rehabilitation

In this article we provide a detailed narrative of an interview with Julian Feller, one of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons based in Melbourne, Australia. In the interview Julian Feller discusses the psychological impact of an ACL injury and the associated adverse impacts on ACL rehabilitation.   Professor Julian Feller on psychological barriers impacting ACL rehabilitation… Continue Reading

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