“Revolutionary New Way to Prevent ACL tears and Improve Knee Strength”
What is considered an “ACL Tear”?
An ACL Tear is when the anterior cruciate ligament (a major stabilizing ligament on the inside of your knee) gets torn due to repetitive stress or traumatic injury. Pain and swelling develop and tells the body to limit motion and irritation in the area. Simple walking, pivoting, bending, and squatting down can bring on the pain or make it worse. Even lying on that side can worsen it.
What causes ACL tears?
The most common causes are 1) weak thigh muscles, 2) weak hamstring muscles, 3) tight muscles on the outside of the leg and 4) lack of proper training techniques. Injuries such as planting the foot and twisting the knee can cause this problem. Having the knee hit by another player while running or walking (eg. a person falling onto the outside of your knee) often causes it as well.
What can an ACL tear cause?
It can make it difficult to do simple things like walk one level and unlevel surfaces, sit with the knee bent for long periods of time, walk up and down steps, kick or play sports, squat, sitting down on the toilet, lifting kids, and even sleeping through the night.
Where does the pain come from?
- Ligament irritation and swelling from the injury • Tendon and/or muscle inflammation • Sometimes a knee meniscus tear and arthritis develops
- When should I worry?
- If it’s lasting more than 7 days.
- If you’ve taken drugs but it no longer helps.
- If simple walking and pivoting makes it worse, or the knee buckles from under you and causes you to fall.
When does it become an emergency?
- If you have pain without even moving it.
- If your thigh muscle begins to shrink (atrophy)
- If you notice a loss in strength in the muscle around your knee
- If your knee buckles on you
- If you experience any of these symptoms, call us immediately.
Traditional treatments that most try but are not as effective include:
- Drugs or anti-inflammatories
- Ice or Heat
- Generic Physical Therapy
- Generic exercises (Youtube, personal trainer)
If left untreated, ACL tears can lead to SIGNIFICANT FUNCTIONAL LOSSES.
ACL tears often lead to partial or total loss of function if left untreated. This is when the knee joint locks up and doesn’t want to move. Severe loss of motion, muscle weakness, and pain results. If your knee has issues then other parts of your body such as your hips, low back and ankles can be affected as well.
Try This Self-Test to See If You Have an ACL tear and Knee Joint Dysfunction
Start by sitting with the knee bent to 90 degrees. If you feel pain at rest, that means you have active inflammation.
Attempt to stand on one leg on the painful side. If pain gradually increases while standing on one leg after 10 seconds, it’s a sign that the ligament may be involved. Stand as long as you can or up to 30 seconds without forcing into pain.
Sit down and stand up on one leg at a time. If pain and/or knee buckling occurs as you stand up or sit down, it’s a sign that the ACL ligament is involved.
DISCLAIMER: You must measure yourself correctly in order to get an accurate result. You may need to see a physical therapist to get an official diagnosis.
How do you prevent ACL tears and Perform better at Sports?
My revolutionary “ACL Prevention and Performance” program helps to decrease the chances of tearing your ACL and it often works in as little as 3 sessions. Depending on the complexity of your condition, it may take up to 6-12 sessions to fix.
My ACL Prevention and Performance Program has developed while working with hundreds of patients who suffered from ACL tears and knee pain. As I treated their knee pain and ACL tears (that did not require surgery), their leg strength and balance seemed to improve as well.
I did some research and discovered that in the human body there are 3 planes of motion that contribute to knee pain and ACL tears. These same 3 planes of motion influence knee strength and dynamic balance as well.
I found that if I train the knee muscles in all 3 planes of motion (and make them strong and healthy) the knee strength and balance improved very quickly.
In case you were wondering, it’s all-natural. No drugs. No injections. No surgery involved.
This discovery has led to a dramatic increase in how fast my patients got better. They were able to walk, squat and lunge again. They were able to balance, run, and exercise again. They were able to play sports, work, and live their life again!
Not all treatments are the same.
Not all traditional Knee pain and ACL Prevention treatments lead to a better strength and stability (not by any means). And believe it or not, some may actually make your knee strength and balance worse! Not all practitioners treat knee pain and ACL tears the same. And not all treatments target these 3 planes of motion.
My hands-on technique is highly unique. I focus on functional movement patterns restore the motions and muscles of the knee and hips to get quick maximum results.
My 15 years of experience has led to the discovery of this revolutionary new way to stop knee pain and prevent ACL injuries in nearly almost anyone of any age, body type or condition.
“Who are you?”
My name is Joshua Holmes, PT and I am a licensed physical therapist who specializes in knee pain and ACL tear related disorders. I’m also a certified Mulligan Practitioner and have a special interest in helping those with this problem become more pain-free, healthy and active.
“What can I expect from this program?”
- Get rid of knee pain*
- Improve knee balance and strength
- Improve knee power and explosiveness.
- Increased energy
- Move better, faster, and easier
- *The complexity of your condition will determine your level of results.
“How quickly will I see results?”
Most feel better immediately. You can expect the pain and function of your knee to improve after the very first session.
You could see an improvement in knee strength and dynamic balance in as little as 2-3 weeks while on this program.
Most are done with the program in 6 sessions and then continue on their own. Some require 12 sessions depending on the complexity of their condition.
“How much does it cost?”
Because there are so many people who I believe need access to this vital information, I have created a special program to make it extremely affordable for everyone. You don’t need insurance or pay thousands of dollars.
The cost ranges from $70 to $100 per session. And most complete the program within 6 sessions.
The complexity of your condition will determine how many sessions you’ll need. Most everyone sees results the very first session and they love it.
“What’s my next step?”
As you can imagine there are a lot of people wanting to start this program. But due to my limited availability, I only have a few spots available at any given time.
It’s only for those serious about getting rid of knee pain and wanting to prevent ACL tears.
Remember, this is only for you if you are serious about results. Call (507) 424-0678 now.
“What’s included in the First Session?”
The First Session includes:
- A private one-to-one exam by a licensed physical therapist and pain specialist.
- A detailed explanation of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain/problem.
- A list of exercises and things you can do at home to start feeling better right away.
- *If time permits, you’ll receive a quick treatment as well.
“Is it safe?”
Yes. All procedures are FDA cleared and proven safe. I am a licensed Physical Therapist with over 15 years of practice in the state of Minnesota.
“What if I had surgery before?”
It’s safe even if you’ve had surgery. You may need more sessions but you will still see results.
“Josh is patient, understanding, funny, and kind. He is concerned with patients and their well-being. He is never condescending and always patient. Josh can help discover things that are causing pain/discomfort. He has great experience, technique, and is a partner in your health.”
Joshua Holmes is the owner and clinical director of Achieve Results Physical Therapy. Joshua was born and raised in Rochester, MN and his extended family has resided here for 3 generations. He went to high school at John Marshall, and was a three-season athlete who participated in football, wrestling and tennis. He went on to study sports science at St. Olaf and graduated with a Bachelor of science degree. After college, he worked as a physical therapy aide at Hiawatha Homes and a camp counselor at Camp Courage. Joshua completed his Master’s degree in physical therapy at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. After graduate school, he pursued and completed a certification as a Mulligan Practitioner, of which, he is proud to be one of 4 certified practitioners within the state of Minnesota.
Joshua enjoys spending time with his family. He is married and has three children. Joshua is a cancer survivor (5 years and counting) and understands how difficult life becomes when dealing with physical pain. His cancer experience, although difficult, allowed him the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of his patient’s needs, making him an extraordinary care giver. Joshua enjoys life, his patient’s and spending time with his family. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, playing sports, shooting trap, attending his children’s activities and camping. He is most often found caring for his patients, making them smile, and helping them return to life without pain.