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What is required for a comprehensive late stage ACL rehab programme?

A late stage ACL programme should be progressive, tailored to individual needs and should be split into resistance-based and field-based programmes. The athlete undergoing the programme should be supervised by a qualified physiotherapist. The resistance based programme should focus on double and single leg strength progressing on from early stage rehab. The physiotherapist should choose …

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ACL Injury Diagram

A Simple Guide To ACL Rehabilitation

ACL injuries are often feared by many athletes given the long-term rehabilitation that is required to recover fully. However, the principal message is always that ACL rehabilitation is a step-by-step process that gives the athlete an opportunity to condition themselves back to a pre-injury level of performance or even better! A comprehensive ACL rehabilitation programme …

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ACL Injury Post Surgical Repair

You’ve Injured Your ACL – Now What?

What You Need to Know: An ACL injury is common in athletes of all levels but is more common among girls than boys. An ACL injury is especially common in activities and sports with a lot of cutting, pivoting, jumping, and change of direction. Examples include football, hurling, soccer, basketball, and rugby to name a …

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Why does the ACL suddenly tear?

    Why does the ACL suddenly tear? A question often asked is why the ACL tears in manoeuvres that the sportsperson has completed successfully many times in the past. The sportsperson could be off balance, be pushed/nudged by an opponent, have adopted an unusually wide foot position. Inadequate muscle protection, poor neuromuscular control, fatigue …

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