Recognizing ACL Injuries in Soccer

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

Loading the player...

Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses recognizing ACL injuries in soccer.
16292 Views
Share
Video transcript

Featuring Jody Wiebe, BSc, MPT

Video Title: Recognizing ACL Injuries in Soccer Duration: 38 seconds

During the first 48 to 72 hours following an ACL injury or if you think you have an ACL injury, it’s really important to follow the RICE protocol.

So first, giving yourself rest, taking weight off that knee. Icing 15 to 20 minutes at the site of the knee joint. Compression, so maybe wrapping it with a tensor bandage lightly to prevent additional swelling from occurring. And elevation, so having it elevated to body height or above to minimize the swelling as well. 

It’s important to see your doctor potentially as well as a physiotherapist.

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.