Preventing ACL Injuries in Soccer

Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses preventing ACL injuries in soccer.

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Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses preventing ACL injuries in soccer.
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Featuring Jody Wiebe, BSc, MPT
Video Title: Preventing ACL Injuries in Soccer
Duration: 1 minute, 17 seconds

There are a number of reasons why preventing ACL injuries is important for soccer players as well as for other athletes.

The surgery itself that is involved in restructuring and repairing the ACL ligament can be fairly – or is - fairly involved and it's followed by an intensive rehab program. The time span from injury to return to sport can last from months to even up to one or two years.

Many soccer players as well as other athletes return to sports successfully after ACL repair. They are at risk for developing osteoarthritis later in life, moreso if the ACL is not repaired after having a complete tear.

It's important to follow up with your registered physiotherapist in order to make sure that you are involved in an exercise program to prevent the risk of osteoarthritis from happening later in life.

So if you're interested in preventing ACL injuries from happening, it's important to speak to your doctor and your physiotherapist to get you on an exercise program that will minimize the chance of ACL injuries happening on the field.

Presenter: Ms. Jody Wiebe, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.