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I'm supposed to see a physical therapist for rehab after an ACL repair. I have a health club membership. Can I do my rehab program there and skip the PT?

Home-based rehab programs have been shown to work for some patients. Patients can get better even without a lot of equipment. Those who have exercise equipment at home, in a physical therapy (PT) department, or at a fitness center can do extra exercises beyond the basic rehab program. Patients should only do exercises given to them by their doctor or PT. Exercises given by on-site fitness trainers must be approved by the doctor or therapist. It's best to have a therapist review how you do your exercises. Even small errors in exercising can make a difference. Follow-up at regular intervals during rehab and recovery are advised.


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