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Top-Notch ACL Injury Rehabilitation at Jeff Law Physiotherapy

An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear is a significant knee injury often occurring during sports activities involving sudden stops, changes in direction, or jumps. This type of injury can drastically impact mobility and quality of life, making expert treatment and rehabilitation essential.

At Jeff Law Physiotherapy, located in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, we specialise in custom-tailored ACL physiotherapy treatments. Our clinic is equipped with modern physiotherapy technology, ensuring an up-to-date approach to your care, especially during physiotherapy after ACL surgery. We provide personalised rehabilitation programs designed to help patients regain full function and return to their active lifestyles.

Tailored 1-on-1 Physiotherapy Programs for ACL Injuries

Each ACL injury is unique, and our treatment reflects that. We develop individualised physiotherapy programs specifically designed to address the unique symptoms and causes of your ACL tear, especially after surgery. Whether your injury stems from sports, accidents, or daily activities, our targeted approach aims to reduce pain, restore knee function, and strengthen the surrounding muscles to prevent future issues.

ACL Injury Management & Treatment

Our team has extensive training in the latest ACL treatments. We're equipped to offer expert care, focusing on the specifics of ACL injuries to provide comprehensive, innovative therapy.

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By appointment only

Monday - Sunday

8AM - 9PM

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Understanding ACL Injuries

The ACL is a crucial ligament that stabilises the knee joint by connecting the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It plays a vital role in maintaining knee stability by preventing excessive forward movement of the tibia relative to the femur and controlling rotational forces on the knee.

Symptoms of an ACL Tears

  • A loud "pop" during the injury

  • Severe pain and inability to continue activity

  • Rapid swelling

  • Loss of range of motion

  • Knee instability or "giving way"


Causes of ACL Tears

Sports and Physical Activities

  • Sudden Stops or Changes in Direction: Sports like soccer, basketball, and tennis, which involve quick pivots and changes in direction, put athletes at high risk for ACL injuries.

  • Awkward Landings from a Jump: Activities like volleyball and gymnastics often involve high-impact landings, which can stress the ACL.

  • Direct Collisions or Impacts: Contact sports, such as football and rugby, where players frequently collide, can result in ACL tears due to the forceful impact on the knee.

Non-Sporting Activities

  • Slips and Falls: Everyday accidents like slipping on uneven surfaces can also lead to ACL tears, particularly in older adults.

  • Automobile Accidents: High-impact trauma from car accidents can cause severe knee injuries, including ACL tears.

Biomechanical Factors

  • Gender: Women are more prone to ACL injuries due to differences in muscle strength, hormonal influences, and biomechanics.

  • Physical Conditioning: Inadequate conditioning and weak muscle strength around the knee joint can increase susceptibility to ACL injuries.

  • Improper Footwear and Equipment: Wearing inappropriate shoes or using poorly maintained sports equipment can elevate the risk of knee injuries.

Treatment Options for ACL Tears

Non-Surgical Treatment

As suggested by recent clinical research, non-surgical treatment options can be effective. Physical Therapy can provide a structured rehabilitation program designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve joint stability.

ACL Surgery

As suggested by recent clinical research, non-surgical treatment options can be effective. Physical Therapy can provide a structured rehabilitation program designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve joint stability.

Physiotherapy After ACL Surgery

Physiotherapy is critical in recovery after ACL surgery. At Jeff Law Physiotherapy, we offer a comprehensive ACL reconstruction physiotherapy program designed to:

  • Reduce pain and swelling

  • Restore knee range of motion

  • Strengthen the muscles around the knee

  • Improve balance and proprioception

  • Gradually return to pre-injury activity levels

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Stages of ACL Recovery After Surgery with Physiotherapy Treatment

Recovery from an ACL injury can be a long journey, often requiring several months of dedicated effort and expert guidance. Here's a breakdown of the key stages involved in an ACL rehabilitation process:

  • Early Stage: During this initial phase, the primary focus is on managing pain and swelling while protecting the graft. Treatment may involve passive pain treatments, electro-physical modalities,  gentle passive movements, and the use of crutches. These measures can reduce inflammation and prevent further injury, allowing the knee to begin the healing process.

  • Intermediate Stage: The goal here is to increase the range of motion and begin strengthening exercises. Treatment may include the gradual introduction of weight-bearing exercises, stationary cycling, and isometric exercises. This phase aims to restore knee function and prepare the muscles for more intensive rehabilitation.


  • Strengthening Stage: At this stage, the focus shifts to strengthening the muscles around the knee joint while improving balance and coordination. Progressive resistance exercises, balance training, and controlled functional movements are usually introduced to enhance knee stability and muscle endurance.

  • Advanced Stage: The aim is to restore full knee function and increase muscular endurance, preparing for a return to sports. Treatment involves sport-specific drills, plyometrics, and agility training under careful supervision. This stage ensures that the knee can handle the demands of high-intensity activities safely.

  • Return to Sport: The final phase ensures a full recovery of strength, agility, and knee stability to safely resume high-intensity activities. Continued strength training, advanced sport-specific exercises, and routine physiotherapy assessment to ensure that the patient is ready to return to their pre-injury level of activity.

Why Choose Jeff Law Physiotherapy for ACL Tear Treatment?

Comprehensive Treatments
We offer an extensive range of ACL tear therapies, including exercise therapy, specialised manual therapy, dry-needling techniques, and advanced electro-physical modalities. These diverse treatment options ensure that each patient receives the most effective and personalised care.

Expertise in Sports Injury Treatments
Our clinic is proficient in handling sports-related injuries, making us a prime choice for athletes and active individuals seeking effective ACL treatment. Our experience ensures that patients receive care that is not only comprehensive but also aligns with their active lifestyle demands.


Personalized Treatment Plans
We understand that each patient is unique. Our treatment plans are tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Patient Education
We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge. Throughout your treatment, we provide education on injury prevention, proper exercise techniques, and lifestyle modifications to support your recovery and prevent future injuries.


Success Stories:
What Our Clients Say About Their Recovery Journey

“Jeff is great at what he does!!! Had some gnarly ACL pain, i was able to recover after a few sessions. Very knowledgeable and supportive! Thanks Jeff.”

Kit Sze

“Fantastic experience with Jeff Law Physiotherapy . Skilled, attentive, and effective treatments that greatly reduced my pain. Highly recommended for top-notch care!”

Giusi Di Presa

“The therapist listens attentively and treats the patient with care without prolonging the treatment! They also reminded me to use the correct posture to avoid aggravating old injuries!”

Leung Hiu Fung

“Playing basketball has led to long-term plantar fasciitis. Seeing [a specialist/therapy] several times has been helpful, especially for individuals dealing with sports injuries.”

William Hung

“Helped with my golf elbow. In addition to providing treatment, they teach exercises and self-care methods.”

Wing Kwong Alex Law

FAQs for ACL Recovery After Surgery with Physiotherapy Treatment

How long does the recovery process take after ACL surgery?

The recovery process can take several months, typically ranging from 6 to 12 months, depending on the severity of the injury, the success of the surgery, and the individual’s compliance to the rehabilitation, as well as their demand on knee function.

What does physiotherapy after ACL surgery involve?

Physiotherapy after ACL surgery involves a structured program that includes pain management, swelling reduction, range of motion exercises, strength training, balance improvement, and sport-specific training.

How soon can I start physiotherapy after ACL surgery?

Physiotherapy usually begins immediately after surgery, focusing initially on pain and swelling management and gradually progressing to more intensive exercises as healing allows.

Will I be able to return to sports after ACL surgery and physiotherapy?

Yes, with a comprehensive rehabilitation program, most patients can return to their previous level of sports activity. The final stage of physiotherapy focuses on sport-specific training to ensure you are ready.

How can Jeff Law Physiotherapy help with ACL recovery?

Jeff Law Physiotherapy offers personalised rehabilitation programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a team of experienced physiotherapists to guide you through each stage of recovery, ensuring a successful return to full activity.

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