Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences

First Advisor

O'Neill, K

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to construct a rehabilitation protocol using therapeutic exercises carried out to return to play. The protocol was for a soccer player in the college setting who has sustained a torn ACL. The sources that we use include databases from EBSCO, physiopedia, hindawi and google scholar. ACL injuries are common in soccer players. It is important that the sports medical field has a good understanding on how to preform a rehabilitation protocol for athletes that are recovering from ACL reconstruction. Injuries to the ACL can occur with direct contact or non-contact. A cut-or-plant movement is typically the mechanism that causes an ACL tear. A description of the treatment strategy can include therapeutic exercises such as; passive range of motion (PROM) machine, range of motion exercises, strength exercises, massage and proprioception exercises. These exercise are effective because they will stabilize the surrounding musculature which will decrease the reoccurrence of an ACL injury.

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