Picture Hajouj (2020) Knee Proprioception in Athletes with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Proprioception improved by Aquatic Therapy in ACL reconstruction athletes

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is a key element for static and dynamic joint stabilities. Therefore, it is quite vulnerable in sports activities with an annual incidence of approximately 69 per 100,000 person-years. The ACL sends information mainly about the middle-range of the knee movement to the central nervous system through its receptors. Injury to this crucial ligament however, as well as the follow-up repair surgery distorts the signal to the central nervous system, resulting in a reduced ability for the athlete to co-ordinate the knee.

According to this new research, the co-ordination of the knee can be significantly improved by the application of Aquatic Therapy, using the Bad Ragaz Ring method.

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Find out more about pool accessories that can be used to promote post-ACL reconstruction knee stability:

Pooltrack Curve in Aquatic Cardiovascular Training
Pooltrack curve

Underwater bicycle

Obstacle course

Exercise- play and float materials