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

Strength

Single Leg Lunge on Unstable Surface

(3 sets of 15 repetitions)

Place front foot on (bosu ball/dyna disc) place other foot behind you, resting on toe (or rest your back foot on a chair or bench). Keep 90 degree flexion in knee and hip. Drop back knee to floor and front knee to 90 degree = 1 rep, stand and repeat. Progress so both feet on unstable surface.

Tips

Remember to keep your front knee not to extend over your toes. When starting this exercise use a wall or stick to help with balance.