Patient information Japanese, 28 year old, male, Kyokushin Karate Athlete He ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament during a karate competition in June, 2019. He wished his recovery without a surgery, and he found the Naturalization therapy. He first visited me in August. His left knee had some restriction of its range of motion, and also had some instability in the joint. He started the Naturalization therapy, and I told him to do the exercises specialized for healing ACL for 1-2 hours every day. He has been continuing the exercises for three months. The MRI pictures above show that the torn ACL started to heal gradually. According to his report, he started practicing Karate, and he doesn’t have any pain or complication for doing it. I permitted him to increase the intensity of Karate practice. We still continue to see the further healing and improvements at least for another 6 months.
The last MRI picture above was taken 8 months after the injury, and it shows almost complete healing of the torn ACL. On the functional meaning, he has practiced Karate with competitive intensity for 3 months without any complication. On this day, I permitted him to attend a competition.
Born in India and working in Malaysia, Male, 41 year old
He ruptured his right ACL completely in December,2018. He started the Naturalization Therapy from the one month after the injury. We had the internet sessions through the Skype once in every 2 weeks for the first 3 months and once in 1 month from the 4 months. At first, there were the difficulties for the anatomical healing, because it was the severe and complete ACL tear which had torn in the unusual way. Moreover, it was late that he started my therapy because the acute period was almost passing. Contrary to my expectations, the MRI shows that his completely torn ACL has healed clearly and anatomically. The Naturalization Therapy enables the ACL tear to heal naturally without any complication. As long as the blood supply and the anatomic reduction are secured, the natural healing process will work even on the ACL.
The video below shows the assessments of the Lever arm test and the physical abilities.(4 months) In this test, the lift of the foot signs the continuation of the ACL. The video shows the slight lift of the foot.
The same test was executed 5 months after the incident. It shows that the foot was lifted more evidently, which means the healing of the ACL has progressed. He recovered his running ability up to 80 % of his maximum. He plans to return to his athletics in 6 months after the incident. His specialty is track & field.
6 months after the injury,there were no difference in the MRI and the physical assessment compared to the last ones. However,he has trained himself enough during the last month,and he says that his running ability has come back almost to his 100% and decided to return to the T&F race in the next month.