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ACL Rehabilitation

December 02 | 2020
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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ACL Rehabilitation ACL injuries are very common.  Most people know at least one other person who has gone through some kind of ACL injury.  But what exactly is the ACL?  Furthermore, what is ACL Rehabilitation? ACL Rehabilitation is a term used to describe the physiotherapy treatment that takes place after an ACL injury.  It is an important part of the recovery so that individuals can get back to their work and sport ACL Rehabilitation – What is the relevant Anatomy The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament.  Ligaments are soft tissues that connect 2 bones together.  Ligaments provide stability to the joint.  The ACL is found in the knee joint.  It is one of the most important ligaments in the knee.   ACL Rehabilitation – Where is the ACL located? The ACL is one of two ligaments found deep inside the knee joint.  The other ligament is called the…

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Physiotherapy Etobicoke

November 30 | 2020
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy Etobicoke How do I know what physiotherapy clinic to choose? Physiotherapy is an important health care service in  Mississauga and Etobicoke.  Many people need physiotherapy treatment to help with their pain and recover from their injuries.  Physiotherapy can help improve the quality of life for many people of all ages. What are the problems that people run into with choosing a clinic? In large cities like Mississauga and Etobicoke, there is a lot of demand for physiotherapy.  As a result, there has been an increased number of clinics.  However, the problem that a lot of people have is that there are too many different clinics to choose from.    Unfortunately, there are quite a few clinics that do not provide good service and care for their patients.  Therefore, it becomes a guessing game as to which ones are actually good. Things to consider As someone…

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Symptoms of ACL tear

October 17 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Signs and Symptoms of ACL tear This blog will talk about signs and symptoms of ACL tear. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is a very important structure of the knee joint. Its main function is to stop the shin bone from moving too far forward when the knee is straightened. The ACL also prevents the knee from rotating too far inward. As a result, a tear to this ligament can have very negative effects on knee function and stability. A potential injury to the ACL has fairly easily recognizable signs and symptoms. Mechanism of injury of ACL Tear The mechanism of injury is very important in identifying an ACL injury. The ACL ligament is often injured when the leg is pivoted with the foot planted. It can also result from a direct blow to the outside of the knee. It is common to see ACL injuries in soccer and…

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ACL REHAB

October 14 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Knee Injuries ACL REHAB ACL REHAB is very important for you to get back to your normal life! injuries lead to pain, inflammation, internal bleeding and instability. Mechanism of Injury The mechanism of injury is a sudden rotational force that occurs when the foot is planted on the ground. Symptoms of ACL tear During certain movements you may feel instability and pain such as when walking and coming down stairs. Muscles may get weak because they respond to stress put on them during weight bearing activities. After injuring the ACL, people tend to to avoid pain. This can lead to decreased balance, strength and control in the muscles. It may further lead to locking of other structures that are also involved with an ACL tear. This includes meniscus and medial collateral ligament injuries. Is Surgical Repair required? Surgical repair may be needed for a fully torn ACL depending on the…

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