ACL Bridge – Return-to-Play Program

ACL tears can be one of the most difficult injuries to come back from and female athletes are at a risk 3-4 times higher than males.  This injury causes a lot of heartache for athletes and their families.  Fortunately, we have been there to help hundreds of athletes successfully return to their sport after ACL reconstruction, and we can help you too.

The ACL Bridge Program is designed to provide a safe intervention for ACL patients transitioning from traditional physical therapy around 12-16 weeks post-operative. Impact Sports Performance has had tremendous success in getting athletes back to 100% competitive play after going through this program.

When physical therapy is complete, most athletes are still not ready to fully return to sport. This program will get you there! It bridges the gap between being “functional” and being ready to play a sport. Our goal is to transition the patient into full functional activity without any limitations.

Our program is based on the recommendations of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and exercise physiologists, and we constantly individualize the training based on the needs of each athlete. As with our other programs, this program is combined with patented technology to optimize sport-specific and return-to-play activities.

Using techniques developed by the most influential surgeons and physical therapists in the country, this program will reduce the risk of injury by:

  1. Strengthening the muscles responsible for knee stabilization
  2. Teaching athletes how to properly jump, land, cut, and decelerate
  3. Re-establishing the body’s ability to appropriately react to different demands and use optimal mechanics
  4. Improve confidence so the athlete can return to sport without worrying about the injury

Programs average 2-3 days per week for 6-8 weeks but all programs are individualized based on the progress of each athlete. Each week athletes will schedule 2 training sessions which are followed by their strength training. The athletes will be encouraged to come in one additional time each week for their third strength training session.

Many doctors and physical therapists in the area strongly recommend our ACL Bridge Program to help athletes with a successful return to their sport.  Many athletes end up feeling better than they ever have and go on to successful participation in their sport.  Call us at 248-907-4520 to discuss the details of how we’ll help you return to your sport.