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 hide 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

Weight Training

3-4 times a week

• Leg press to 90 degrees
• Leg curls
• Inner/outer thigh strength
• Mini-squats
• Normal upper body workouts

Tip

Lower extremity strength should all be done on same day and make sure you get 48 hours rest between strength exercises.