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 6-7: Return to Practice Phase

Throughout months 6-7 you can start practicing your sport with your team. You can get physical in practice but only progress to play when you are fully confident. You will need both the physical strength and mental confidence before you start to compete and play.

Agility

Agility Training

Agility Drills 6-7 months3-4 times a week

• Figure Eight
• Circle Cone
• B. Madison Drill
• X-Lane Drill
• Zig-Zag Drill
• Four Corners
• T-Drills

You can start to return to practice with your team and continue to advance on your agility and drills with cutting and pivoting. When you start to practice with your team start slow and progress as you build your confidence. Remember you have to be mentally ready as well as physically ready before you begin to play.

Tips:

We are almost there, continue to challenge yourself with agility and drills as you make your return to practice.