How can you take all the obstacles, fear, and anxiety you can out of your recovery and be a surgical success?.....PREPARE FOR IT !
Wouldn't you want to be certain that you are not waiting too long, or rushing into surgery before you are physically and emotionally ready? You and your family should be ADEQUATELY prepared to make the journey an ultimate SUCCESS and with the right guide, a Physical Therapist.
It is critical that you prepare yourself BEFORE, trust me you do not want to have to troubleshoot scenarios or not have the assistance you need when you are in pain, on medications and physically compromised.
You have probably seen people walking around with a big clunky straight leg brace or a hinged knee brace. Or seen many professional athletes wearing them. They even make it now mandatory for linemen in football to wear these sports ACL braces- on BOTH legs to try to prevent this injury……..
Many of my ACL patients report how surprised they are by how often people approach them in their ACL brace, offer up their own ACL stories, advice (for better or worse) and that it seems “that everyone has this injury and surgery”.
At Perseverance Physical Therapy & Pilates we help people aged 40+ stay fit, active and overcome mobility loss to be able to live the life they love without fear, limitation and depending on painkillers or procedures.
Yvonne A. Castillo, MSPT, DPT, CPT