Physiotherapy after ACL surgery


Rebuilding your strength and regaining your range of movement in your knee and leg

About physiotherapy after ACL surgery

When you have ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, physiotherapy plays a vital part in your recovery and rehabilitation. It helps you strengthen and tone your muscles and minimise muscle wastage. It also helps your knee joint regain its range of movement, as well as keeping you mobile and active. If you play sport or do exercise, it'll help get you back on track to full fitness.

Before your surgery, your physiotherapist will talk you through some simple breathing and leg exercises. You should start doing these straight after your surgery. They will also see you post surgery. Before you go home, they give you a personalised exercise programme to follow and teach you how to use crutches.

Depending on your progress and goals, we see you as an outpatient for 5 - 12 months. Sticking to your programme will help your healing process. But if something doesn't feel right, tell your physiotherapist straight away.

Our physiotherapy teams

Across the HCA UK network we offer physiotherapy to our inpatients, and on an outpatient basis.

Each physiotherapy team is made up of experienced physios who specialise in different areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological and maternity.

Whether you're an inpatient or outpatient a physiotherapist will work with you to design a therapy plan that suits your individual needs in frequency and intensity. 

Physiotherapy at HCA UK is covered by most major insurers and is also available on a self pay basis.