Rehabilitating after an anterior cruciate ligament injury

Rehabilitation from a torn cruciate ligament or rehabilitation after a cruciate ligament reconstruction is an intensive process. We help you with personal guidance throughout rehabilitation.

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    Evolution Physiotherapy
    Specialist in anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation

    When you rehabilitate from an anterior cruciate ligament injury with us, we will guide you through the entire process. Whether it is a torn cruciate ligament or one that needs to be reconstructed through surgery.

    During rehabilitation you will be supervised by a specialized physiotherapist, who has also gone through anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation himself. So, in addition to having a lot of knowledge and experience, your therapist has also experienced this procedure, allowing him to guide you even better.

    In addition, we have all the required facilities and we work according to the latest training techniques and treatment methods. All our knowledge and expertise is at your disposal. Together we will create your personal treatment schedule.


    Preparation for cruciate ligament surgery

    Before you have the surgery on your anterior cruciate ligament, we will already begin with physiotherapy.

    This is the first step to rehabilitation. In fact, the better and stronger you go into surgery, the better you also will recover afterwards. 

    We will create a customized training schedule to help you train your knee’s strength and stability. With this, we start 2-3 months in advance. In fact, patients who choose not to do so even take up to an average of 2-3 months longer to recover!

    The goal of physiotherapy in preparation for the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is for you to go into surgery as optimally as possible. This process has three objectives that we discuss in detail with you during the initial consultation:

    • You know what the operation entails and how it works
    • You know how to walk with crutches
    • Your body is in optimal condition for surgery



    How do people experience our care?

    After my surgery, the team from Evolution Physiotherapy first visited my home several times. They take their time with you and know exactly what you can handle and what you can’t. Sometimes you feel like you’re at your max, and then the guys still manage to push you to just a little bit more. I will start the remaining of my rehabilitation in the practice soon. I’m very confident of the final outcome!

    Desiree Menken

    Physiotherapy and recovery after anterior cruciate ligament surgery

    The physiotherapy process begins immediately after surgery. You will first do this at the hospital or clinic with a physiotherapist working at the site of your surgery. Once you go home, we will take over the further process again. We can do the first part of this process at your home.

    Our first goal is to make sure you can get back to being independent at home. We will teach you how to move safely at home and take care of yourself. We will also teach you exercises that will provide mobility in the knee. For this, we will come to your home, so you do not have to come to the practice. This is handy since transporting is probably not yet possible.

    As soon as you can come to the practice independently, the next phase of physiotherapy in our practice begins. Over a 9-month period, we will begin with gentle exercises for stability and build up to full strength, stability and load capacity.

    The goal of rehabilitation is for you to be at least as strong and fit again as you were before your injury.