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ACL Recovery Program

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ACL Recovery Program

Recovering from an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury and reconstruction surgery is one of the most challenging rehab experiences an athlete can face.

With the recovery journey lasting 9-12+ months, it can take a significant physical and emotional toll on any athlete. Unfortunately it is far too common for athletes to return to their sport underprepared and unable to achieve their prior level of performance.

Or worse, they fail to return at all.

Every athlete deserves to know the truth:

  • Traditional physical therapy often falls short when it comes to tailoring a comprehensive ACL rehab and training plan that is athlete specific.
  • Simply “checking” the PT box is not enough… if it was, we would not see so many athletes unable to return to their prior level of performance after an ACL injury

But why does this matter?

Incidence of ACL injuries and ACL reconstruction surgeries are on the rise, especially in youth sports.

Improper rehab leaves athletes more susceptible to reinjury. Athletes are too commonly “cleared” from physical therapy before they are truly ready to return to play. Athletes that are not appropriately supported may not be able to regain the confidence and capacity to get back to the sports they love – having their athletic career cut unnecessarily short.

This is not their fault.

The ACL rehab journey does not have to be filled with anxiety and uncertainty, wondering if you are doing the right things to achieve success. In fact, it can be an opportunity to prioritize your health and become a stronger athlete.

That’s why we created the TNT Fuel Sports Physical Therapy Program, utilizing the professional sports medicine model of fully integrated rehab and performance training…

…because we believe no athlete should walk away from the sport they love before they find out exactly how far they could go.

Why Athletes Choose To Rehab With Us

You'll Be Covered from Day One

We cover the entire injury timeline:

From the initial injury…

…to helping you start moving again if you’ve had surgery…

…all the way to returning to play

You’ll Get a Completely Individualized Rehab Program

Not just a list of exercises on a piece of paper.

We Specialize in Working with Athletes

So you’ll get the benefit of feeling like you’re “in the right place.” Instead of sharing a room with just anybody, you’ll be rehabilitating alongside amateur, elite, and pro athletes all wanting to get back to doing what they love.

You'll Rehab In A High-Performance Strength And Conditioning Facility

That was built with the athlete in mind. When you complete your rehab with us, you’ll get immediate access to every resource you need to accelerate your rehabilitation and help you return to sport with confidence.

Long Term Planning And Programming

Keeping the end goal in sight with a phase-based approach to maximize performance and safety.

Full Integration Into Our Performance Training Program

Coached by our Performance Specialists. You’ll never have to do anything by yourself (or worry you’ll do something wrong), and you’ll always have the support of an expert eye making sure you move well, efficiently and correctly.

Comprehensive Battery Of Tests

With force plates, dynamometers, and more allows us to make informed programming and decision-making – improving safety and effectiveness by never guessing at the next steps.

Your Training Will Be Adapted Around Your Injury

Rather than being completely stopped, in order to maintain your strength and conditioning.

Unlimited Access To Our Recovery Zone

To help you recover better and faster around your training.

Can You Afford To Delay Your Return Any Longer?

You only have a small window of opportunity

There’s never a “perfect time” to commit to yourself 

Athletes have a short period of time to make their impact, get noticed, and create opportunities in their sport. With time being at a premium, do you want to delay your return any further?

There’s never a “perfect time” to commit to yourself

The best time to start focusing on your health and performance was yesterday, the second best time is today – Taking a performance mindset from the beginning of your rehab sets you up for success for the rest of your recovery.

This could be your breakout season

Returning to your sport as a stronger athlete improves your performance and confidence – this could be the edge you need to earn a position, a starting role, or a scholarship.

Still Wondering If This Is Right For You?

See What Our Athletes Have To Say

If You Are Not Making The Progress You Are Looking For

Then here is what is holding you back

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Your ACL Rehab Program Is Generic
  • ACL rehab is not one-size-fits-all, your program should account for an individual’s needs and qualities starting from day 1
knee strength training with Fuel Physical Therapy
You Are Following An Out-Of-Date ACL Rehab Protocol
  • If your protocol is following a strictly time-based approach, then your rehab journey will not be as safe and effective as a current, evidence-based approach
  • A great ACL rehab program will use a phase-based approach, taking into consideration both time and performance criteria to effectively advance each stage
You Are Not Rehabbing In A High Performance Environment
  • Every athlete should be supported by sports physical therapists and performance specialists, and surrounded by other athletes working as hard as they are
  • If you are not in an environment that cultivates success, even a great rehab protocol alone won’t be enough to help you achieve your full potential without the right support
Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Here Is What Parents Are Saying About Us

“Understanding that an athlete is in different shape than the average patient was a key factor in choosing Larry. Larry understands the athlete/training and incorporated rehab during workouts to appropriately fit where my son was at physically and medically as prescribed by the physician. He customized therapy to promote the greatest physical gain allowing my son to return to full function and ability to compete on target with his surgical recovery.”

“Larry did a fantastic job developing and executing a custom PT plan for my son. During our initial consultation he was extremely thorough in gathering baseline strength data and explaining the overall PT process.

Larry’s experience, education and knowledge in the PT field is unmatched, but even more impressive is his ability to relate to the athlete and guide him through what can be a very difficult process.”

“He communicated his plans for my daughter’s recovery clearly and provided a realistic time frame. By working with Larry at TNT Fuel Physical Therapy my daughter has increased her strength, flexibility and resiliency. She really enjoyed going through this program with Larry. We both really appreciated his perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. Most importantly, she can get back to what she loves to do-RUN!”
Return To Health

With our holistic approach to care at Uplifted Physical Therapy , our goal is to help restore health to you, so you can get back to the life you have waiting for you! We will help you find relief from the symptoms that brought you in, and help connect the dots to the root of the issues.

Return To The Gym

Designed specifically to allow those who are having pain with squats, deadlifts, lunges, bench press, etc… to get back to the gym and doing these movements pain free.

Return To Golf

The Healthy Swing Program has been designed specifically by our golf performance specialists here at . No matter your handicap, our specialists work with you to improve your swing and get you through your round pain free.

Return To Sport

The Return to Sports program is for anyone, whether recreationally all the way to professionally, who wants to return to their desired sport bigger, faster, and stronger than they were prior to the injury. Most importantly, this program has specific components in place that will help to ensure that the likelihood of this injury reoccurring again in the future is as low as physiologically possible

Return To Running

This Return to Running Program has been designed specifically by our running specialists here at Uplifted Physical Therapy. Our running specialists have worked with all levels whether it be recreational runners who want to be able to run their first 5K all the way up to runners competing in ultramarathons trials.

Return To Painfree Lifestyle

No matter what your level of physical activity or exercise is, our therapists will work hard to getting you back to living healthy and strong, without pain. Whether it’s hiking, biking, walking, or just being able to tolerate sitting in your car– it is our priority to give you power back over your everyday life.

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