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Knee rehabilitation class

What will happen in my class?

The class is a 45 minute exercise class which will involve a warm up, specific exercises for your leg and cardio vascular exercise. There will be 2 physiotherapists leading the class. At certain stages during your rehabilitation you may be reassessed by a physiotherapist to monitor your progress. This will happen alongside the class so should not require any extra sessions.

What do I need to bring?

Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for exercising in and drink of water.

How long will I be attending the rehabilitation class?

After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction it takes around 12 months before you are allowed to return to sport. This is a guidance only and your progress is dependent on how hard you work at your exercises. For other conditions you will be advised by the physiotherapists.

How often will I attend?

You will most likely be asked to attend weekly but this will be guided by the physiotherapist leading the session.

You do not need to have a parent or guardian stay with you throughout the class. If they wish to stay there is a waiting area with facilities to buy a drink or they can watch the class.

What will happen if I cannot attend?

It is important that you ring the physiotherapy department on 0114 271 7227 to let us know if you cannot attend. If you miss multiple classes without letting us know we will contact your surgeons and you may be discharged.

What should I do if my knee starts to hurt?

If you have any change in your symptoms such as pain, swelling and so on let your physiotherapist know.

Where is the class?

The entrance is off East Bank road and there is a large, free car park. The main entrance is signposted and once inside you will be shown where to go. The leisure centre is accessible by public transport. Select Travel South Yorkshire for route planning help.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matt Denton or Philippa Fenlon on 0114 271 7227.

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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: PT47

Resource Type: Article

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