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 4-5: Agility Phase

Plyometric

Double-Leg Step Jump Up (Deep Hold)

Stand facing the bottom stair of a staircase, 8-12-inch plyobox, or stable 8-12-inch aerobic step. Perform a quarter squat into a double-leg jump onto chosen surface. Use both legs equally to jump up. Land softly and equally on surface with knees bent and butt back. Keep knees in line with feet and behind toes. Upon landing, continue into a deep squat. Hold squat for 2 seconds. Perform 2 set of 10 repetitions.