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.


Physio-Ball Hamstring Curls

(3 sets of 12-15 repetitions)

Lying on your back, place heels onto top of Physio-ball, lift your hips toward ceiling, so your hips are in line with shoulders, Keep your core (abs) contracted. Keeping your hips up, curl your heels toward your butt and squeeze your hamstrings (hold 1 second squeeze) when knees are bent.


Keep your core and abs tight. Feel the muscles in back of your legs work.