ACL Injuries

ACL injuries usually occur after high intensity activities such as football, soccer, skiing, basketball and lacrosse. The injury usually involves cutting and twisting movements with the foot planted.



The most common type of vertigo is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and is appreciated by a feeling that your world is spinning or moving.  It occurs with sudden head motions, usually rolling in bed or change in position.  Other forms of vertigo can be associated with horizontal motions.  The anatomy of the inner ear and the specific areas affected will impact the type of vertigo and associated head eye movements that can precipitate and cause the attack.


  • Symptoms are associated with the anatomical area affected
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Appreciation of the room spinning
  • Duration minutes to hours, days to weeks
  • Constant or associated with certain head movements
  • Hearing loss or tinnitus
  • Visual disturbances, nystagmus


  • Assessment of the balance system: sensorimotor, visual, and vestibular
  • Specific eye exercises
  • Specific head motions
  • Sensory integration
  • Maneuvers specific to vertigo etiology
  • Home exercise program

ACL Injuries


The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), crucial for knee stability, connects the shin bone to the thigh bone and primarily prevents excessive forward movement of the tibia. Injuries to the ACL are commonly associated with dynamic sports like football, soccer, skiing, basketball, and lacrosse, often stemming from rapid cutting and twisting motions while the foot is planted. Recent evidence suggests that factors such as muscle imbalances and biomechanical variations contribute to a higher incidence of ACL injuries in women compared to men.


  1. Hearing a “pop”
  2. Increased swelling
  3. Knee feels unstable or gives out


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