Anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation in Tilburg

Anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation.

An anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation takes a lot of effort and is quite intensive. It can take up to 15 months before you are back on a level that allows you to fully participate in your sport again. This takes a lot of willpower but also time. During the rehabilitation, there will always be small and sometimes big setbacks. Especially in certain phases, it will go slower than you had thought. Patience is necessary. Our specialists will guide you through this process as best as they can and motivate you where necessary. Fysio Fitaal works with specialists in the field of anterior cruciate ligament and sports rehabilitation. Because of this combination of expertise, extensive facilities and passion for sports you have come to the right place. Our sports physiotherapist Kevin van Geel is connected to F.C. Cruciate and Team ACL.

Anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation by physiotherapist in Tilburg

the fittal method

A phased treatment

of the anterior cruciate ligament

Successful rehabilitation consists of several phases and steps. Good strength, stability and control of the knee is necessary to safely return to your sport. Both after surgery and with a conservative policy. For this purpose we use our specialized FITAL method, with the result that you will be able to progress under your own steam again.
This is how we treat the anterior cruciate ligament:

1. Fit.

In this phase, we focus primarily on symptom reduction. There is often swelling, pain and reduced mobility of the knee. In addition, it is important to regain good control over your quadriceps (thigh muscle). After injury to the anterior cruciate ligament or surgery on that knee, we often see a significant decrease in strength and mass of the quadriceps. It is therefore of crucial importance to quickly regain proper function of the quadriceps. In addition, it is important to get back to a normal walking pattern.

2. Forward
In this phase there is more of a build up in strength. Stabilizing exercises are also addressed. In between, you can also work on your general condition. This will make you improve your mobility and vitality by leaps and bounds.
3. Final

The final phase focuses particularly on maximum strength, jumping power and explosiveness. This is all necessary to be able to change direction quickly within your sport. We also work towards a competition condition so that you can continue to perform under fatigue. The quality of movement must remain good under these conditions. The chance of re-injuring your anterior cruciate ligament is much greater under fatigue.

Knee Osteoarthritis

what's best for you?

Surgical intervention or conservative treatment?

  • In the Netherlands, more than 9000 VKB reconstructions are performed per year. Most primary VKB reconstructions are performed with a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) graft or hamstring (HS) graft. Both methods lead to good functional results and restoration of passive stability.
  • A better understanding of the structure and function of the anterior cruciate ligament has ensured that treatment, both operative and nonoperative(conservative) continues to evolve. Not operating can also be a responsible choice in some cases.

In people who are highly active and who like to play a sport where you have to jump, turn or cut, surgery is the best solution in most cases.

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