4 Key ACL Swimming and Water Exercises After Surgery to Accelerate Your ACL Tear Recovery!

Getting in the pool is one activity that is suited for ACL recovery and is an easy way to get back into exercise post-surgery. As part of your ACL recovery program, swimming and water exercises can be used to increase strength and flexibility in the knee and can be practiced as early as three weeks post ACL surgery. In addition, water exercises are low-impact and can be completed with lower levels of pain.
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6 Tips for Driving After ACL Surgery – When Can I Drive?

You can drive after ACL surgery when you are confident and feel comfortable. This is different for everyone! Importantly, to drive after ACL surgery you must be able to brake suddenly in case of an emergency!  Accordingly, when you drive for the first time it is important to have control of your right leg in particularly. A doctor or therapist can assist to provide individual advice as essentially driving after ACL surgery should be assessed on a case by case basis. Generally speaking it
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4 Big ACL Prehab Exercises and Goals Before Your Surgery!

Once the decision is made to have ACL surgery it is very important to prepare your knee for surgery! Commonly referred to as ACL Prehab! The benefits of ACL prehab are significant. Research studies have shown that athletes who completed their ACL Prehab were on average able to advance their post surgery recovery faster than those people who did not perform knee rehabilitation before surgery. The decision to have ACL surgery is optional of course and we would recommend that you
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When and How Can I Shower After ACL Surgery?

You can shower after ACL surgery straight away and get wet as long as you are careful to keep the dressing and wound dry! Generally speaking most surgeons agree that you can shower straight away or within a few days after ACL surgery but you must take care to keep the dressing and incision dry. Prior to stepping under the running shower water, try wrapping a plastic cover or water proof plastic sheet (or bag) over your knee to help
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Full Knee Extension After ACL Surgery – 3 Exercises To Help You Straighten Your Knee

You need to ensure that you can fully extend and lock your knee within the first three weeks post ACL surgery A question that is often asked by patients is how do I fully extend (straightening) and lock my knee after ACL surgery? Recovering from an ACL reconstruction is an emotionally sensitive time for many people, especially after the surgery when the end of the journey to recovery appears far away. The early phases of your rehabilitation can also be
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The Best Ways To Sleep After ACL Surgery?

The best ways to sleep after ACL surgery is very much dependent on what works best for you Sleep disturbance after ACL surgery is very common and can very from person to person. Below we highlight some tips on the best way to sleep after ACL surgery. This of course is not just talking about the sleeping position itself but also what sort of discomfort you are likely to experience following on from an ACL reconstruction and what measures you
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7 Key Tips to Reduce Pain and Swelling After Your ACL Surgery

Reducing swelling will get you moving faster after ACL surgery and will help you achieve full knee extension which is critical to the success of your recovery! A question that if often asked by a person who has undergone a knee reconstruction is how do I reduce knee swelling after ACL surgery? Knee swelling after ACL surgery is common and it is very important that your treatment and rehabilitation includes measures to reduce swelling. Applying the appropriate protocols and learning how
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Can You Walk With A Completely Torn ACL?

Walking with a completely torn ACL is certainly realistic for most people   Walking with a completely torn ACL is certaintly achievable for most people relatively quickly The most likely time that walking is impacted is within the first few days after an ACL tear due to the onset of pain and swelling upon injury If you have torn your ACL you will normally have good enough functionally in your knee that enables you to walk and even jog in straight
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After ACL Surgery When Can I Walk? 10 Key Tips and 4 Stages to Progress Walking Faster!

After ACL surgery you are encouraged to start walking immediately Begin with the assistance of crutches and take as much weight as your feel is comfortable  When it comes to an ACL reconstruction a common question that is often asked by patients is when can you walk after ACL surgery? After ACL surgery you are likely to experience swelling and soreness in your knee which will limit the amount of pressure you can apply to the bad leg.  As a
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