Physical Therapy Treatment Following ACL Surgery

ACL injuries can happen to just about anyone, but ACL injuries tend to be most common in athletes who play soccer, basketball, tennis or football. Most of the time, these injuries occur with no warning and are often caused by a sudden twisting motion. Depending on the severity of your injury, there are a few treatment options but if your ACL is torn badly the only option is surgery. After an ACL surgery, it is important to get physical therapy treatment to help you get back to not only your sport but normal life pain-free. Here at Empower Physical Therapy in Rochester, MI we work closely with your surgeon to ensure the best possible treatment and care to help with your rehabilitation process.

After your surgery, it is important to let yourself heal. Taking the time to let yourself heal will help you regain knee strength and range of motion back. Physical therapy can last between three to six months but is needed for you to regain strength and mobility back in that knee. ACL injuries can be tough for many, but taking the proper precautions and following a treatment plan can help for an effective speedy recovery.

The Process of Physical Therapy in Rochester, MI

With the help of your surgeon, we will put together a treatment plan to ensure the most optimal and effective healing. The goals we have for our patients include:

  • Recovery of joint mobility and strength
  • Pain relief
  • Improved function
  • Independent care

Here at Empower Physical Therapy in Rochester MI, we will provide you with extensive information to help you with your healing process. The care we use within our Rochester facilities include:

  • Using a hands-on approach to help relax your muscles 
  • Joint mobilization techniques to decrease joint stiffness
  • Active range of motion techniques
  • Strength training 
  • Tight muscle stretching
  • Pain relief modalities 

Schedule an Appointment for Physical Therapy in Rochester, MI

While everyone’s recovery process may look different, here at Empower Physical Therapy in Rochester, MI, we are committed to providing you with the best care possible on your road to recovery. For more information on our services or just looking to schedule an appointment, check out our website for all of our contact information.