Week 6-9

Ambulation

Goals

  • Progress to full range of motion

  • Increase functional activities










Weeks 9-12

Ambulation

  • Full weight bearing

  • Exercises and Activities

  • Progress power walking to walk/jog on level surface




  • Lunges

  • Cycling - all terrain

  • Phantom chair - begin at 45* and progress to 90*

  • Cybex - only with anti-shear device

  • Skipping - both legs

Goals

  • Increase functional activities and endurance










Weeks 12+

Ambulation

    Full Weight Bearing

Exercises and Activities


  • Begin Nautilus program - concentrate on leg press, leg curls, and squats. No leg extensions beyond 45*

  • Straight ahead running at 1/2 speed on level terrain

  • Running upstairs/walking down

  • Introduce interval training on bike

  • Proprioception and strength

  • Hopping drills (2 legs) progress to one leg - work all directions, gradually increasing height and/or distance of hops

  • Add plyometric exercises  - hopping down from stairs/boxes

Goals

  • Full range of motion

  • Increase function, strength, and endurance











Week 14+

Exercises and Activities


  • Light sport activities ( x-county skiing, curling, golf, ice skating)


Only if:

  • No effusion
  • Full range of motion
  • 75% quad/ham strength ratio ( 85% for rollerblading)
  • Negative Lachman
  • M.D. approval