ACL Injury Treatment in Ottawa

Get rid of Knee-Pain and Stiffness by Seeking Cutting EdgeTreatment for ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) consists of bands of tissue that hold the bones together in your knee joint. It can be stretched or torn if you make a sharp, sudden movement or when you are running or jumping. The treatment of torn Cruciate Ligaments may include rest, rehabilitation exercises, or even surgery. 

If you are a sports fan, you might cringe at the thought of an ACL tear as it has blown out the career of many brilliant athletes. In fact, anyone can suffer from it. Even the teens playing sports in high school often have an ACL injury. 

Our expert chiropractors and physiotherapists at Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic (downtown Ottawa) routinely diagnose and treat torn or injured ACLs. Many patients rely on our expertise to achieve the following rehabilitation goals:

Does an ACL Injury Require Medical Care?

ACL injury requires thorough treatment and expert care. Consider these facts:

If you don’t want to be a part of the above-mentioned statistics, keep reading to find out about the causes, symptoms, and our expert care and treatment facilities for ACL injury.

Symptoms-of-ACL-Injury

How Does an ACL Injury Take Place?

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) along with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) connects the thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). It is one of the most important joints and its injury can seriously impact your mobility. 

ACL can be injured in several ways:

Common Symptoms of ACL Injury

Cruciate Ligament Injury is painful and debilitating. Those suffering from a damaged ACL or ACL rupture typically experience:

Why Choose Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic
for ACL Treatment?

Visit our downtown Ottawa location for treatment options. We pride ourselves on our treatment facilities and expertise, which can help you as follows: 

Accurate Diagnosis:

Our experts can help you understand the severity of the injury and choose the right treatment option for the torn ACL. 

Holistic Treatment Approach:

We take an interdisciplinary approach to treating ACL sprain. Our physical therapists and rehabilitation professionals join hands with your orthopedic surgeon to decide the best course of post-surgical follow-up treatment.

Individualized Solutions for Each Patient:

After anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery is completed, our chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists design a cutting-edge and tailor-made treatment plan for your recovery. We ensure the factors like personal health, age, and required level of mobility to deliver better solutions for each patient.

Faster Recovery and Prevention:

People who had an ACL injury are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in the knee. After the ACL reconstruction surgery is completed, we follow up with regular exercises and physiotherapy to ensure faster recovery and prevention from further complications.

Safe for Teens and Growing Children:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear is very common among growing children and teens. Our physiotherapists use safe and tested techniques to repair your knee ligaments and restore your muscle strength.

Treatment of ACL

Treatment of ACL

Treatment for ACL tears ranges from wearing a knee brace and physical therapy to surgery, depending on your particular situation.

Nonsurgical Treatment

If you and your doctor decide against surgery, our chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists will design a specialized treatment plan. Usually, the treatment of a partial tear requires non-surgical treatment. Your treatment plan may include a combination of methods, including

  • Manual therapy 
  • Targeted exercises
  • Muscle coordination
  • Balance exercises


These therapies and targeted exercises aim at recovering your muscular strength for providing relief and the fastest recovery. 

After ACL Surgery

Complete tears often require reconstructive surgery. Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction involves replacing the torn ligament with a tendon, called graft. The tendon autograft can be taken from your own body or a donor and implemented in the knee. 

 Physiotherapy is a crucial part of the rehabilitation process before and after surgery to ensure you attain the best recovery possible. We work closely with the surgeon to follow protocols, restore range of motion, strength, and muscle coordination throughout the recovery process.

Prevention from Further ACL Injuries

When it comes to a knee injury, we believe that prevention is better than cure. There are a variety of ways to re-tear your ACL after you’ve had surgery and completed rehabilitation.

 According to GetPT1st, “research shows that 26% of the risk of injury could be prevented by specific exercise programs for ensuring knee stability and recovering injured knees.” 

At Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic, we are dedicated not only to helping you recover from your anterior cruciate ligament injury, but we are also able to help you prevent further injuries from occurring in the future. 

Our chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists will conduct several tests to gauge your injury risk, such as the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS). This is a jump-landing test, used to determine whether or not you are at high risk for a non-contact ACL injury.

Are You Ready To Live a Pain-Free Life?

Recovering your muscle strength after ACL treatment is a time-taking process.
To get the best possible treatment:

Ready for your first treatment? Don’t delay any further.

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