There are approximately 150,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears a year, most of which need to be fixed surgically. However, new research at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City found that about 25 percent of the ACL injured population does not need to undergo surgery because partially— and, rarely, fully torn— ACLs can heal with yoga and physical therapy.

Here are 9 yoga and physical therapy exercises that can be extremely helpful to the recovery process.