Staying Proactive with ACL & Related Injuries
Summit Rehab’s ACL and Injury Prevention Program focuses on taking a defensive approach to knee injuries. While we excel in the rehabilitation of ACL and related injuries, it’s important to stay proactive and understand how you can prevent future injuries from happening. The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament is a knee ligament that attaches from the back of the femur (thigh) and the front of the tibia (lower leg) to prevent motion of the tibia on the femur. The ACL can become injured when the force to the knee is greater than the knee can handle. While injuries do occur from a traumatic event (a direct hit to the knee), it is more commonly injured through non-contact events (hyperextension, twisting, a quick change in direction, or a combination of these motions). Summit Rehab’s ACL and Injury Prevention program teaches patients how to properly move and gain strength in vulnerable areas of the legs.