Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) & other ligamentous injuries
An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in your knee.
ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops, changes in direction, jumping and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football, and rugby.
Depending on the severity of your ACL injury, treatment may include rest and rehabilitation exercises to help you regain strength and stability or surgery to replace the torn ligament followed by rehabilitation. Undergoing a proper training program can reduce the risk of reinjuring your ACL.
What to expect during the first physiotherapy session?In the initial physiotherapy session, the physiotherapist will ask about your pain history, followed by performing a physical examination to determine the problem area before commencing on a treatment program.
Do I need a Doctor's referral?Physiotherapy are first contact practioners. This means Doctor's referrals are not required for a physiotherapy consultation. We are specialised in diagnosing most musculoskeletal conditions. However, if you need to submit an insurance claim, a Doctor's referral may be needed. Kindly check with your insurance provider.
What do I need to bring during the initial physiotherapy session?Kindly bring along your identification card. Do bring along your Doctors' referral, scans (x-ray, MRI) reports, if you have visited a Doctor first.
How should I dress for a physiotherapy/sports massage session?Comfortable clothings! Do come in comfortable clothings that allows us to expose your problem area. For lower limb conditions, do dress in shorts that can be rolled up the thigh. A change of clothing (subject to availability) will be provided if necessary.
What are the treatment types at Movinglives Physiotherapy?Manual therapy (soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations) and exercise therapy are the main modes of treatment. Heat or Ice therapy may be applied depending on your condition. Movinglives physiotherapy firmly believes in getting you to take part and be in charge of your treatment plan, instead of relying on electrophysical agents (traction, electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, interferrential therapy etc) as they have low evidence that it helps in long term pain management.