Sprain/Strain ACL

An injury to the ACL when the joint is carried through a range of motion greater than normal, but without dilocation or fracture; or an injury resulting from tensile force to muscle or tendon of the ACL.

  • Knee instability
  • Knee swelling
  • Severe pain when bending the knee
  • Knee hyperextension
  • The lower leg is forced forward in relation to the upper leg
  • Direct impact from the front of the thigh while the lower leg is in a stable position
  • ROM and stretching
  • Massage to reduce swelling
  • Balance exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Knee stabilization exercises
Sprain/Strain ACL Phase I

Purchase Phase

  • Post Surgical Ice Protocol
  • Heel Slides
  • Patella Mobilization
  • Vmo Sets 30 60 90
  • Passive Knee Extension
  • Sit Up Squat
  • Weight Shifts
  • Step Throughs
  • Stationary Bike
  • Straight Leg Raise

Sprain/Strain ACL Phase II

Purchase Phase

  • Step Overs
  • Step Downs
  • Backwards Step Ups
  • Single Leg Bridge
  • Straight Leg Bridge
  • Lunge Matrix
  • Lotus
  • Adductor Straddle
  • Sit On Feet
  • Stairmaster X 20 Minutes

Sprain/Strain ACL Phase III

Purchase Phase

  • Step Overs
  • Lunge Matrix
  • Speed Skaters
  • Single Leg Sit Up Squat
  • 3-Dot Squat 2 Hands
  • Single Leg Lateral Box Jump
  • Single Leg Hop On Dina Disc
  • Single Leg Tuck Jump