ACL Treatment

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ACL Treatment

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is arguably the most devastating injury that an athlete can encounter during their sporting career, influencing not only the player but often their parents, teammates, managers and coaches as well. Having an ACL injury unavoidably triggers questions, such as “when will I be able to compete again?”

Medical treatment for an ACL injury begins with several weeks of rehabilitative therapy. 

During ACL repair, Aspetar physiotherapy team is integral to helping you to return to your normal level of function and physical activities. Using an evidence-based approach Patients are usually advised a personalised pathway by one of our chartered physiotherapists. This may include pre-surgery rehabilitation, exercises, aquatic therapy, exercises on a stationary bike and assessment of muscle strength on our Biodex Isokinetic Machine. 

The goal of rehabilitation is to reduce pain and swelling, restore your knee's full range of motion, and strengthen muscles. This course of physical therapy may successfully treat an ACL injury for individuals who are relatively inactive, engage in moderate exercise and recreational activities, or play sports that put less stress on the knees.

After surgery you'll resume another course of rehabilitative therapy. Successful ACL reconstruction paired with rigorous rehabilitation can usually restore stability and function to your knee.

Aspetar has recently established an ACL assessment unit to support the rehabilitation of ACL injured athletes at Aspetar. Our ACL Research objectives are: 

  1. To assist the rehabilitation team in delivering individualized athlete management and rehabilitation programs by providing comprehensive progress reports for all ACL patients at multiple time points post operatively.
  2. Seek ways of improving the ACL rehabilitation service by reflecting on clinical outcomes through data collected within the assessment unit.
  3. Develop innovative ideas for improving ACL rehabilitation through the implementation of research projects within the assessment unit.


Providing most cutting-edge care and utilizing an evidence-based model , Aspetar world-class experts aim to return patients to their pre-injury lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible and has a proven track record of treating regional and international athletes

Orthopedic surgeons, non-operative sports medicine physicians and physical therapists, dietitian and conditioning coaches have special expertise in ACL injuries, create the best plan for you delivering individualized athlete management and rehabilitation programs through accurate diagnosis and a multi-disciplinary approach.