Rehabilitation Prior to Surgery is Extremely Important!
THE STRONGER YOU GO INTO SURGERY, THE BETTER YOU COME OUT.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO RESTORE RANGE OF MOTION (ESPECIALLY EXTENSION), NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL AND STRENGTH BEFORE HEADING TO THE OPERATING ROOM. MUSCLE MEMORY ESTABLISHED BEFORE SURGERY WILL BE PICKED UP QUICKER IN THE POST-OP PHASE.
A 20% deficit in strength before ACL reconstruction has been associated with decreased functional outcomes. (Eitzen et al, 2009). Starting Physical Therapy early is the key for regaining maximal strength to avoid re-injury.
After an ACL surgery, you will experience muscle atrophy (muscle loss) in your legs and glutes making your hips will feel weak and out of sync. Improper hip mechanics can cause you to re-tear your ACL. Our EPTG doctors focus on hip exercises, manual therapy techniques, and joint mobilization to prevent re-injury so our patients have a safe, healthy, and successful recovery.