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.

Strength

Wall Sits

(2-3 sets of 1-2-3 minutes)

Place back, shoulders, and butt flat against wall. Feet slight more than shoulder width apart, keep behind toes, and toes pointed slightly out. Go into seated position with knees bent to 90 degrees. Keep feet flat and push butt against wall until fatigue.

Tips

Complete 3 sets to fatigue to help with muscle endurance.