What is ACL ( Knee) Injury Treatment

Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses preventing ACL injury treatment.

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Jody Wiebe, physiotherapist, discusses preventing ACL injury treatment.
Video transcript

Featuring Jody Wiebe, BSc, MPT, Physiotherapist

Duration: 50 seconds

An ACL injury is an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. It’s in the middle of the knee joint, it’s one of the biggest stability structures of the knee itself.

It happens commonly in soccer because of the quick deceleration involved in soccer, the quick changes in direction, pivoting, landing, usually with a knee extended. There’s a number of factors that are involved.

A lot of it is to do with the mechanics of how individuals are moving. There are studies that have been done that show that females have different mechanics that put them at increased risk to tear the ACL or completely rupture it.

There’s other theories that are involved too, that due to hormonal factors and just the body makeup itself.

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.

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