ACL "I'M READY" PROGRAM

THE TOP ACL RETURN TO SPORT PROGRAM IN SACRAMENTO

ACL "I'M READY" PROGRAM

I'M READY PROGRAM

After your ACL reconstruction, it is important to know when you are ready to return to your sport at a competitive level. Our program was presented at a National PT conference in New Orleans 2018. We will present again in Feb 2021 at the National APTA conference. Our program not only reduces the risk of reinjury but improves your movement efficiency, speed, jumping, landing and cutting.

 

Current research shows an alarming 23% of post ACL reconstructed athletes reinjure their knee! This is caused by several factors:

  • Returning too early < 6 months 90%+ reinjury

  • Fear Avoidance, afraid to use the knee in function

  • Decreased quad and hamstring strength

  • Decreased speed of movement

  • Continue with poor movement patterns 

EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT

You will receive a baseline evaluation and monthly assessments. We use advanced technology and other tests to evaluate the knee: 

Dynanometer: compares the strength of both legs

Dorsa Vi: Evaluates the knee angles in function

Force Plates: Assess ground reaction force 

Y-Balance: Assesses the stability of the knee in Phase I

Hop Tests: Assesses the power and stability in Phase II, III

Mobility: Measure knee, ankle, hip and trunk mobility

 

These reports will also be sent to your MD.

 

 

 

 

THE PROGRAM

Your return requires dedication. Our program consists of proper warm-up, agility, balance, neuromuscular control, jump training, acceleration/deceleration, strength, power and conditioning.

 

3 phase with objective criteria

  • Phase I: Low intensity, form emphasis, strength

  • Phase II: Medium intensity, controlled reaction, power

  • Phase III: High intensity, reactive, speed, and Max VO2


 

ARE YOU READY??

We will not return you too early. You will know when you can say "I'm Ready"  

 

Returning back to your sport requires:

 

  • Biologic readiness of the graft= approximately 9-12 mos.

  • Strength: 90% Quad and hamstring of the good leg

  • Knee angle and speed: < 5 degrees / < 15 milliseconds

  • Jump / Power /landing: 90% of the good knee

  • Confidence: 85% of the IKDC score

  • Max VO2: Sport dependent

  • Practice and load progression for sport specific movements designed with your coach or trainer

 I'M READY!!!!

TRAINING SESSIONS
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