Change The Game Performance Therapy

Acl Tear in Wilmington

ACL Rehabilitation in Wilmington That Gets You Back in the Game

If you’ve suffered an ACL tear, you know how devastating this injury can be. Your knee feels unstable, you may be in pain, and returning to sports or other activities seems out of reach. But with the right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation program, it is possible to fully recover and restore strength and mobility to your knee. Change The Game Performance Therapy in Wilmington offers expert ACL rehab tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Who Can Benefit From ACL Rehabilitation?

Our ACL recovery services are designed for individuals of all ages and activity levels who are recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery or non-surgical ACL tears. Whether you’re an athlete looking to get back on the field or court as safely as possible, or a weekend warrior hoping to return to recreational activities, our experienced physical therapists can create a customized rehab plan to help you reach your goals.

We have experience working with competitive athletes from youth sports through collegiate and professional levels of competition across a wide range of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey, and skiing and snowboarding. No matter what activity or sport you engage in, we’ll craft a program to target your specific short and long-term needs.

If you are recovering from ACL surgery or injury, don’t try to “tough it out” on your own. Our rehabilitation techniques are proven to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of re-injury. We provide a welcoming and empowering environment to help you on your journey back to full activity participation.

Overview of Our ACL Rehab Process

ACL rehabilitation with Change The Game Performance Therapy involves a progressive combination of evidence-based exercises, hands-on manual therapy, and therapeutic modalities. This multimodal approach works to:

  • Restore knee range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Enhance balance, proprioception, and neuromuscular control
  • Allow a gradual return to functional movements and sports

In the initial postoperative period, we focus on controlling inflammation and restoring basic range of motion to allow you to fully straighten and bend your knee. Gentle muscular activation exercises strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee joint capsule to enhance dynamic stability without overstressing grafted tissues. We also address muscle imbalances through targeted strengthening.

As you progress further out from surgery, your program will include more intensive strengthening focused on the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and core musculature. We emphasize proper movement mechanics and patterns through functional exercises to get you moving more naturally. Advanced balance, agility and sport specific drills prepare you for a safe return to sports and rigorous functional activities.

Throughout your recovery, we will continually assess your progress and adjust your rehab program accordingly. You’ll receive detailed feedback and education to help you achieve your goals in an efficient yet safe manner. We are invested in your long-term outcomes beyond just the rehab phase.

The Benefits of Our Expert ACL Rehab in Wilmington

Choosing Change The Game Performance Therapy for your ACL recovery means gaining access to highly-trained physical therapists with advanced certifications in orthopedic rehabilitation. Our individualized programs offer significant benefits:

Improved Knee Stability
ACL injuries severely compromise the stability of your knee joint. Our rehabilitation techniques progressively strengthen the muscles surrounding your knee, enhancing dynamic stability. This reduces joint “looseness” and feelings of instability, while also protecting against future injuries. We also employ taping, bracing, and movement re-education to ingrain proper mechanics that support the knee long-term.

Faster Recovery
Through targeted strengthening exercises and hands-on therapy, we stimulate tissue healing and accelerate your recovery timeline. Patients are often surprised by how quickly they regain function and return to activities they love. By addressing range of motion, strength, and swelling early on, you’ll meet milestones faster.

Reduced Pain and Swelling
Pain and inflammation can significantly hamper progress after ACL reconstruction. We utilize therapy modalities like ice, compression, electrical stimulation, and manual techniques to manage swelling and discomfort. This allows you to participate fully in our rehab program without pain hindering your progress. Multimodal pain management gets you moving more confidently.

Improved Performance
Beyond just recovery, our programming and sport-specific training enhances athletic performance characteristics like power, agility, deceleration control, and more. We help identify areas for improvement to make you a stronger competitor. ACL rehab presents an opportunity to address muscular imbalances and return even better than before!

Wilmington ACL Rehab Team

Our knowledgeable Wilmington physical therapists have years of experience guiding patients to a successful recovery after ACL reconstruction. Our team fosters an empowering environment tailored to each person while delivering clinically excellent care. Let our Wilmington experts help you regain stability and get back to doing what you love!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does ACL rehabilitation take?
Every patient heals differently, but you can expect to participate in structured rehab for 4-9 months post-surgery. Most patients attend therapy 1-2 times per week during the initial months before transitioning to a home exercise program.

What is the most challenging part of ACL recovery?
Many patients report that regaining full knee extension and quad strength are the most difficult parts of rehab. Our therapists will continually check your range of motion and measure muscular strength deficits to target problem areas. With diligent effort, these goals are very achievable!

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Take the First Step Towards Recovery

If recovering from an ACL injury, don’t delay rehabilitation. Early intervention leads to better outcomes long-term. Contact Change The Game Performance Therapy in Wilmington today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you return to the activities you love!

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Nicholas Stoia

CTG has been a massive help to me in my rehab journey from ACL and Meniscus reconstruction. Their staff is highly knowledgeable and really listen to their patients to address both the symptoms and root causes of issues that can arise in the rehab process. Highly recommend to anyone dealing with rehab from surgery or injury, or anyone wanting to get healthier and more in tune with their body.

Nathan Mattar

I have worked with 2 therapists at CTG for an injury and they have been amazing. After a few visits they have gotten me almost back to normal and plan to take me from a recovery phase to strength training and weight loss. I would definitely recommend them to others.