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 5-6: Return to Drills Phase

Throughout months 5-6 you will continue to work on improving strength and balance and start getting back to your game. You can add the BOSU ball with your strengthening exercises and start sport specific drills and start to be a part of your team.

Agility

Agility Training

Agility Drills 5-6 months3-4 times a week

• B. Madison Drill
• X-Lane Drill
• Zig-Zag Drill
• Four Corners
• T-Drills

You can start to practice your sport specific DRILLS and start with your cutting and pivoting. Focus on starting your team drills at a basic and fundemental level and progress appropriately.

Tips:

Remember to have fun but still be careful. Enjoy your drills but start slow and progress as tolerated.