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.

Strength

Lunge Walks with Abduction

(3 sets of 15 steps in each direction)

This is now added into your warm up exercises continue with progressing exercise to meet goals of sets and reps.

Tips

Make sure your front knee does not go over your toe. Hint: Drop your back knee down toward ground.