Return to Sport Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy lead 8 week return to sports program including Physical Therapy, Strength Training, and Mental Performance Coaching.
Athletes recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery are faced with an eight to twelve-month rehabilitation process.
After the first six months of physical therapy-led recovery, athletes are often left to navigate the remaining six months independently. The time between discharge from physical therapy and returning to sport is crucial for maximizing post-operative outcomes following surgery.
Athletes need guidance for appropriate return to sports training while safely considering the implications of ACL reconstruction recovery. The BARWIS family brings an integrated approach to physically and mentally prepare athletes to make their comeback.
We recommend athletes begin the Return to Sport Program six to seven months postoperatively or when recommended by their orthopedic surgeon. A doctor of physical therapy will design and quarterback an individualized recovery program to safely get the athlete back to peak performance.
Initial physical therapy evaluation
Baseline biometric testing
Mental performance assessment
Weekly biometric screening assessment
One session of physical therapy & two sessions of personal training per week
Final physical therapy evaluation
Final biometric testing assessment
Mental performance final evaluation & future recommendations
BRINGING SPORTS SCIENCE
Taking the guesswork out of your recovery by utilizing the latest research and most advanced technology to objectively manage & progress your care.
Force plate jump assessment
Active Force strength gauging
NordBord hamstring eccentric evaluation
INTEGRATED TEAM APPROACH
A team of experts from various health and wellness disciplines considers all aspects of your recovery.
A holistic approach considers all recovery factors including individual goals, psychological readiness, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, and injury prevention education.
"The environment at BARWIS was so encouraging and fun and it made me motivated to put extra effort into my knee. I’m back to playing soccer now and I feel stronger than ever thanks to BARWIS and the Return to Sport Program!"
- Cailey K.
(17-year-old Soccer Player - Team Boca & North Broward Prep)
8 physical therapy sessions
16 personal training sessions
2 mental performance sessions
Individual programming, email support, home exercises, discharge planning, & more!
BEAT THE STATISTICS
50% of athletes are unable to return to pre-injury level of function.
31% of athletes with prior ACL tears suffer a retear within 10 years.