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3 great ACL rehab exercises

Recovering from surgery following an ACL tear is a slow process. In the early stages, the emphasis should always be on swelling control, pain management, and early restoration of range of movement. 

However, as the weeks/months go by, and as you begin to feel more confident using the affected leg, you will need to begin to challenge yourself that little bit more in the gym in order to regain your previous level of function. 

As the majority of ACL injuries occur in non-contact situations, very often individuals present with certain muscle imbalances/asymmetries and functional deficits that have predisposed them to the injury in the first place.

Therefore with my patients, I will always try to clean up these dysfunctional movement patterns to ensure that the individual will make a full recovery and will minimize their chance of future injury!

Here are three exercises I often use as part of my rehab programs.

Riain Casey Chartered Physiotherapist


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Achilles Rupture Rehab

Achilles ruptures are one of the most difficult injuries to recover from. From my experience runners and social football or tennis players return without the adequate rehab resulting in further issues down the line which can turn into a long drawn out frustrating situation. Get it sorted from the get go with top level rehab as seen in this video to avoid future trouble.

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