My name is Ryan Singh, and I’m a Certified Athletic Therapist. I’m the president/CEO and an Athletic Therapist at Recharge Sports Therapy in Winnipeg.
In this photo I’m working in the clinic with a patient who sustained a third degree MCL tear playing hockey. They experienced a hit to their right knee and felt a pop in that knee.
I’m completing a therapeutic Ultrasound treatment with the goal of increasing blood flow, temperature, and cellular metabolism. This creates the optimal environment for healing. Ultrasound is particularly effective for this treatment due to the high amount of collagen found in ligaments. Throughout the course of their treatment plan, they regained a portion of their knee range of motion and knee strength.
This treatment represents rehabilitation in the AT spectrum of care. MCL tears require pain control, neuromuscular re-education, strengthening, and range of motion management.