This is a class for patients who have had an injury or reconstruction surgery to the ACL.

Class times

Tuesday, 8.30pm-12.30pm

Class location

Physiotherapy Outpatient Department, Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plan).

This is also the venue for orthopaedic ACL reviews.

What to bring and wear

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing to exercise in, such as

  • Shorts
  • Leggings
  • T-shirt
  • Trainers

Changing rooms are available on site with lockers available at a refundable fee of £1.

You may also want to bring a bottle of water with you, water fountains are available on site.

What to expect

Your appointment will consist of a full assessment of your knee by an advanced physiotherapist practitioner, followed by an individualised exercise programme to complete within a supervised gym setting and at home.

Please allocate 30-60 minutes for your initial appointment.

Patients who have undergone surgery will be expected to attend the class within two weeks of the operation and to be seen weekly for at least the first six weeks.

Further appointments will then be dependent on your progress.

Advice and exercises to do at home

This video contains early exercises and advice that can be done post-operatively for a routine anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

However, due to your individual operation, you may have some post-operative restrictions of your range of movement and weight-bearing status.

Please check any restrictions with your physiotherapist before performing these exercises.

If you have any concerns or difficulties, please stop and contact your physiotherapist.

Further information

Please see also these exercise sheets:

Contact

Physiotherapy Reception
Tel: 01793 605093 or 01793 605094