Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Treatment for ACL Injury

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Pathology

The ACL is one of the major ligaments in the knee which, along with the muscles provide the knee with its stability. It prevents the femur (thigh bone) from moving forwards during weight bearing. It also helps to prevent rotation of the joint.

Injuries to the ACL most often occur when an athlete is pivoting, decelerating suddenly or landing from a jump and so are common in sports such as AFL, basketball, soccer, netball, volleyball and skiing. It is usually a serious injury which disrupts sporting careers. However, with new surgical and appropriate rehabilitation processes, those who are injured are now able to return to their regular sporting activities. Common symptoms include: immediately extreme pain and an audible ‘pop’ during time of injury.

Classification/Assessment

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapists are able to assess and assist in diagnosing an ACL injury. A sports medicine professional should be seen as soon as possible to provide advice on treatment required. Dependent upon the extent of your injury, surgical reconstruction is a common method used to repair a completely torn ACL. Various factors are considered when deciding on whether to reconstruct a torn ACL. This must be discussed with your Doctor or Specialist. We will examine your knee to determine the type, extent and causes of your injury/condition and can order an X-ray or refer you to a doctor if need.

Treatment

Immediate management of any soft tissue or ligament injury is to RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for the following 48-72 hours to reduce the bleeding and damage.

At Pro Physio SA, our highly trained Sports Physiotherapists are able to assist you through your rehabilitation. The physiotherapists will work with you and your Orthopedic Specialist in designing and implementing an individualized, thorough rehabilitation program for you. The program developed will progress you from light strengthening exercises to functional exercises and training with the aim to return you to your sport.

Appointments with one of our Physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

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