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Patient Stories of Recovery

We have heard numerous inspiring stories of individuals who have successfully recovered by adopting a non-surgical bracing protocol, where indicated. This novel bracing protocol should be discussed with your treating doctor. 

These patient stories can serve as a great source of motivation and encouragement as you navigate your own healing journey.

Early Results from a Sports Clinic in Sydney Australia with the Cross Bracing Protocol

More than 900 ACL injured patients seen and evaluated.

Approximately 50% of patients with an ACL injury are referred directly for ACL Reconstructive surgery based on the MRI classification of their ACL injury and/or personal factors. The remaining 50% were given the option of non-surgical treatment: the Cross Bracing Protocol.

Results for those following the Cross Bracing Protocol (CBP):

  • 75% completed the full 12 week CBP, 25% had a shorter treatment protocol for personal or clinical reasons.
  • Results at a minimum of 12 weeks follow up after the full CBP:
    • 50% excellent result
    • 35% good result
    • 15% poor result with subsequent ACL Reconstruction surgery recommended.
Rachel Holland recovered through the Cross bracing protocol

Sandra's story

Less than 12 months after she ruptured her ACL, Rachel celebrated her 27th birthday by trekking the Overland Track – an 85km trek through Tasmania’s alpine region. Rachel is back enjoying outdoor sports with a pain-free knee.
March 25, 2024

Sandra's story

Sandra is a Doctor of Physical Therapy that practices in the United States in the state of Texas in which she became the first USA patient to take on this pioneering journey by rehabbing herself along with Dr. Cross’s support.
August 20, 2023

Natasa's Story

This is Natasa’s story about how her worldview as a patient completely changed after her most recent Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury. But first, let’s cover the backstory…
June 29, 2023

Mitch's story

Mitch was a 21-year-old AFL footballer. During a boundary throw-in playing first-grade AFL he was hit from behind forcefully whilst in the air, knocked off balance and landed awkwardly, suffering a significant hyperextension/twisting injury to his knee.
June 29, 2023

Kaipo's story

Kaipo was 17 years-old, excited to be playing the first rugby game of the 2020 season in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Within the first 20 minutes she was lying on the field in agony after a tackle collision left her knee in the worse pain she had ever f
June 29, 2023

Wafa's Story

Wafa is 31 years-old and it’s been 10 months since her football boot studs got stuck in the mud, causing her knee to twist and “give way”. Wafa works as an orthopaedic scrub nurse, so knew to get medical attention and an MRI referral as soon as she could.
April 18, 2023


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