Rachelle Haddock – all-round active person
While skiing in the backcountry, Rachelle, suffered a slow, twisting fall in deep snow, and heard a ‘pop’ in her knee. She had never torn an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) before, but knew in her “gut” that this was likely what had happened.
At the time, she didn’t feel any pain, but did experience instability in her knee and had to be rescued.
Learn more about Rachelle and her injury in this short snippet
Hear more about the challenges Rachelle faced and ways she overcame them
One year on from her surgery, Rachelle shares some of the challenges she faced during her recovery, which include edema (swelling), hamstring pain, difficulty regaining knee flexion (ability to bend the knee), experiencing symptoms of depression, and fear around re-injury.
Did you know?
Depression has been reported in up to 34% of ACL injuries, while reports are even higher (up to 45%) after a musculoskeletal (bone & joint) injury ~ a rate that is higher than in the general population!