If you picked up a copy of JOSPT this month, you might have read the article discussing progressive strengthening following ACL reconstruction.

The study highlights the importance of progressive strengthening with a trained healthcare professional (compared with low intensity “at home” exercises).

Take away:

1. strength deficits after ACL surgery are common, and specific knee strength criteria guides the rehab process.

2. The increased risk of recurrent ACL injuries is greater in athletes who do not meet specific knee strength criteria.

✔️Action: Meet with your trusted healthcare practitioner to evaluate strength concerns and develop a progressive strengthening program to help build you back!