When Can I Return to Sport Post ACL Surgery?
How do I know when I am ready to return to sport after my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction?
We use comparisons to your other side and also also strength markers that are appropriate for the level and type of sport you play. You can’t go wrong getting strong, and this is most certainly the case with ACL rehab. Having a weak knee after your surgery is not going to help anyone. A few tests we use include the single leg press and the use of electromyography (EMG) to ensure your inner quad muscle is active and strong enough.
Your health and cardiovascular fitness, confidence in your knee as well as your overall movement mechanics (ie. how your body moves as a functional unit) are also vital factors that your physio will help you address when getting back into your chosen sport.