The only thing worse than tearing your ACL, is re-tearing your ACL.
There are over 150,000 ACL injuries each year. This is not a small issue anymore, it’s an epidemic.
Studies show that 15 - 30 % of people who have an ACL surgery will re-tear the same knee.
The best way to ensure you don’t have to go through the pain, expense and stress of another ACL surgery is to do the rehab right the first time.
At Orthostrength Physical Therapy, Dr. Earl Aliparo has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages achieving full recovery after an ACL reconstruction.
The Athlete ACL Success Formula
Step 1- Keep the muscle you have and ensure proper healing conditions.
One of the biggest issues with any surgery is the loss of muscle after the surgery. When you can’t use your leg very much, your muscle starts to atrophy (lose its size). It’s one of the biggest factors to a successful ACL recovery.
We solve this problem by integrating evidence based treatment methods to increase your muscle engagement in the early phases of rehab.
Step 2- Rebuilding control and athletic foundation
As the ACL repair heals, it’s important to regain full movement and control of the knee. In many cases, the ACL tears due to lack of control or mobility in the hip and ankle.
This is a huge part of the rehab process and it needs to be addressed with an individualized process
Orthostrength Physical Therapy is a Physical Therapy practice that has a Doctor of Physical Therapy working with you 1-on-1 every single session.
You’ll never be pawned off on an inexperienced tech or aide.
Regaining your athletic foundation is a difficult process and it needs to be individualized to you.
Step 3- Retraining high level athleticism and effective return to sport.
This is the last phase of your recovery process and it’s where you start to actually train again.
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy have an extensive background in orthopedic and sports injuries and love this part of the process.
Your rehab sessions will now start to look and feel like your training for your sports.
You’ll be jumping, landing, changing direction and getting as strong as you ever were.
This is the exhausting but fun part of the whole process because it means you’re going to get back to the sport you love.
We will also track you the entire way to make sure when we allow you to return to your sport, your ACL will be absolutely ready to handle whatever you throw at it.