RETURN TO PLAY Post-Surgery GOALS

These exercises will guide you from 3 months until 8 months post surgery. It is vital to faithfully adhere to the following program to avoid re-injury to the ACL reconstruction. Having a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer to help guide you through this program is often helpful.

Months 3-4: Jogging Phase

Throughout months 3 through 4 you will work on functional strengthening with moving forwards and backwards, increasing your cardiovascular fitness and starting a jogging progression, core strengthening and overall lower extremity flexibility.

Plyometric

Double-Leg Line Jump: Forward (Deep Hold)

Start in an athletic position (butt back, knees bent, chest forward) on one side of a tapeline. Perform a quarter squat into a forward jump over the line. Land in a deep squat position with knees in line with feet and behind toes. Hold squat for 2 seconds. Turn around and repeat. Perform 1 set of 10 repetitions.