ACL rehab is key to restoring knee function after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament – one of four fibrous ligaments that help stabilize the knee and facilitate motion. These tears often occur after sudden twisting or stopping movements. ACL injuries are among the most common suffered by athletes in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida, area and beyond, especially by participants in high-intensity sports like football and soccer.
Individuals who take part in ACL rehab programs are cared for by physical therapists. These licensed professionals are uniquely trained to increase mobility and strength and reduce pain through a regimen of exercises and non-invasive therapies. For example, a physical therapy program for an ACL tear may entail:
- Coordination and agility training
- Flexibility, endurance, and strengthening exercises
- Ultrasound therapy
- And more
Whether your sport is basketball, tennis, or running around with the grandchildren, you can confidently turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group for highly individualized ACL rehab following an injury. Our team of experienced physical therapists work closely with Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Murphy and Board-certified sports medicine physician Dr. Arnold Ramirez to efficiently restore knee comfort and function in patients with several types of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Murphy also serves on the medical staffs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Yankees, and Dr. Ramirez is the Head Team Physician for the Buccaneers.
To learn more about ACL tear treatment and rehab at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, contact us today. Our clinic is conveniently located in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL, area.