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 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

Schlopy Mini Jumps

(2-3 sets of 25 repetitions)

This is now added into your warm up and is a great exercise for overall lower extremity strength and balance. Continue with progressing exercises to meet goals of sets and reps.

Tips

If you are advanced with the single leg sport cord add standing on the BOSU ball to challenge your balance with the exercise.