The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments in the knee and one that seems particularly troublesome for athletes. Many a season has been cut short by a tear to the ligament. Just ask Lardarius Webb, cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens. While attempting to change directions to keep up with Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, Webb went down to the turf clutching his knee. This is not the first time that Webb will have to go through the ACL rehabilitation process; he suffered the same injury to the opposite knee just four seasons ago.
Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, also knows what it is like to recover from this injury. After returning to the field 10 months after his surgery, he instantly assumed his old form. In one of the most physically demanding positions in all sports, he has not simply bounced back; he has excelled. He currently leads the NFL in rushing yards and is a top MVP candidate.
Intense rehabilitation is the secret to Peterson’s successful return. Multi-Specialty HealthCare centers are fully equipped for the rehabilitation needs those recovering from ACL procedures along with other injuries. Our Aquatic Therapy center is great for range of motion exercises that are an integral part of making sure the knee recovers its natural flexibility. Our providers help the rehabilitation process without over-stressing the fragile new ligament.