Post-Surgical Treatment Protocols

Treatment protocols have been developed for use after specific orthopaedic surgeries. They are designed to help patients recover as completely as possible after surgery and restore as much function as possible. Although the plans may seem to progress slowly, they will build strength and function without damaging the treatment provided by surgery.

ACL Protocol

A torn ACL is a very common sport and activity injury. A torn ACL leads to knee pain and instability. This protocol is designed to safely restore knee function after surgical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Rotator Cuff Protocol

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury in athletes participating in sports requiring overhead action such as baseball, tennis and golf. Occupations that require overhead work also frequently experience rotator cuff tears. A torn rotator cuff results in weakness, pain and limited mobility in the shoulder. This protocol is designed to safely restore shoulder function after surgical rotator cuff repair.


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