The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located in the knee and can be injured or torn when it is harshly twisted in the wrong way. ACL tears are especially common in athletes, including those who participate in sports such as basketball, football, soccer, tennis, or downhill skiing. All these sports require sudden stops and changes in direction, making the risk higher for twisting the knee and sustaining an ACL injury.
An ACL injury is painful and debilitating. Those suffering from this type of injury typically experience severe pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and instability when trying to bear weight. ACL injuries are twice as prevalent in the female athlete and research shows that one fourth of these injuries could be prevented by specific strength and conditioning exerciseAccording to GetPT1st, “research shows that 26% of non-contact ACL injuries could be prevented by specific exercise programs. New Stride Physical Therapy is dedicated not only to helping you recover from your ACL injury, but we are also able to help you prevent further injuries from occurring.
After diagnostic tests and physical examinations are complete, our physical therapists will design a specialized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Your treatment plan may include: manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or targeted exercises, all aimed at providing relief and functional rehabilitation.
If you are suffering from an ACL injury, New Stride Physical Therapy will get you started on your path toward recovery and long-lasting relief!