How much do you know about ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tears?
-Tears can occur by both contact (a hit to the leg or knee by someone else) and non-contact (stop suddenly while running).
-About 200,000 ACL injuries happen each year.
-Surgery is not always the only option. Rehabilitation without surgery can also be successful.
-Women are 4-6x more likely to experience ACL injuries than men.
-Strengthening your core (abdominal) muscles is key to preventing injury, in addition to balance and strengthening your thigh and leg muscles.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as injury occurs or post surgery for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
This information and more about ACLs is found at: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=d8e73ca8-71f4-48a7-92f8-675bca38232c
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the knee commonly affecting athletes, such as soccer players, basketball players, skiers, and gymnasts. Once an ACL tear has been diagnosed, yo