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ACL Prehab Program

Normalize Walking Pattern

Most people tend to limp when their knee is injured. It is important to try to walk as normally as possible while preparing for your surgery. Some things to keep in mind:

  • Your heel should touch down first.
  • The tip of your toe should leave the ground last.
  • Your foot should remain straight forward (or same as other side) during the whole walking cycle.
    • Bend your knee and keep foot straight as you swing foot forward.
    • Don't turn your foot out.
    • Don't lean to opposite side.
    • Don't swing your leg out to the side. 

Remember: Use caution and consult your physician, physical therapist, or athletic trainer if you're unsure about your exercises.  Do not push into sharp or stabbing pain.

  1. Strength: Chair Squats