Physio after ACL surgery

Physio after ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) reconstruction

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


When you have ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, physio plays a vital part in your 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 might also teach you how to use crutches. Before you go home, they give you a personalised exercise programme to follow. 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 facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Princess Grace Hospital Facility

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place


    W1U 5NY

    Enquiries 020 7486 1234
    Appointments 020 7908 8001

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street


    SE1 2PR

    Enquiries 020 7407 3100
    Appointments 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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