Get Your Knee? In the Game
Recover from your ACL injury and get back in the game with TLC Physical Therapy led by Jason LaMendola PT. Our experts specialize in helping athletes of all levels regain strength and stability in their knees. Through tailored physical therapy exercises, we'll reduce pain, swelling, and the risk of re-injury while improving your range of motion and muscle strength. Don't let an ACL injury keep you on the sidelines. Schedule an appointment at one of our New York City offices in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan to start your journey to recovery today
Get Your Knee? In the Game
An ACL injury is a common knee injury that can occur during sports or other activities that involve twisting or pivoting. The ACL is a ligament that helps to stabilize the knee joint. When the ACL is torn, it can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the knee.
The team at TLC Physical Therapy led by Jason LaMendola PT are experts in assisting ACL injuries for both professional and recreational athletes to recover and get their knees (and heads) screwed back on straight so they can compete at the highest level.
Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process for an ACL injury. Physical therapy can help to:
Reduce pain and swelling: Physical therapy exercises can help to reduce pain and swelling by improving circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Improve range of motion: Physical therapy exercises can help to improve range of motion by stretching the muscles and tendons around the knee.
Strengthen muscles: Physical therapy exercises can help to strengthen the muscles around the knee, such as your quad muscles and hamstrings, which can help to improve stability and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Restore stability: Physical therapy exercises can help to restore stability to the knee by strengthening the muscles and tendons around the knee and teaching the patient how to properly move and load the knee.
Reduce risk of re-injury: Physical therapy can help to reduce the risk of re-injury by teaching the patient how to properly move and load the knee and by strengthening the muscles around the knee.
Physical therapy for an ACL injury typically begins with a period of rest and ice to reduce pain and swelling. Once the pain and swelling have subsided, the physical therapist will begin to help the patient regain range of motion and strength. The physical therapist will also teach the patient how to properly move and load the knee to reduce the risk of re-injury.
We specialize in ACL injuries and other sports injuries here at TLC Physical Therapy and we will take into account what type of athlete you are. A baseball player does not necessarily have the same needs as a football player when recovering from an ACL injury.
Long-term success is critical with an injury of this magnitude and part of your plan will not only be to see us but to get the most rest you possibly can while listening to your own body’s needs.
If you have suffered from an ACL injury schedule an appointment with us today at one of our New York City locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan to see what is the best route on your road to recovery.