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.

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.