Return to Sports

Return to Sports

About the Program

The Return to Sports (RTS) program is for any individual who is recovering from an ACL reconstruction or other lower extremity injury/surgery. This program is designed to enhance functional strength and sport specific movements to supplement formal physical therapy rehabilitation. These classes are led by physical therapists who specialize in the treatment of ACL injuries and lower extremity rehabiliation.

The focus of the RTS program is instruction of proper form and motor learning of functional movements that are essential to sports participation. Our specialized programming builds strength, agility, endurance, speed and sports skills while promoting a fun, goal-oriented group atmosphere. Athletes will develop the ability to perform their normal sport movements along with the strength, speed, reaction, and enduarance demands at their pre-injury level. This class is also intended to increase an athlete's confidence in performing high-level movements and ultimately return to sports without hesitation or fear of reinjury.


Our RTS program is broken into 3 difference phases based on your individual progress:

We focus on rebuilding the framework of sports driven movements with an emphasis on functional strength exercises, postural awareness, balance, and core training.

We refine Phase I achievements by teaching control and coordination of strength during running, jumping, and other sports specific movements. We dive into the challenge of adding speed, impact, change of direction, and combined movements in multiple planes.

In Phase III, we hone the athlete's ability to perform complex sports related movements. This phase consists of training using agility, plyometrics, acceleration, power, and reaction. After completion of this phase, an athlete will be ready to return to their previous level of sport or beyond.

Common Questions

Is the program only for ACL injuries?
          While the RTS program is designed specifically to assist patients with ACL reconstruction, it is beneficial for all lower extremity
          injuries at the hip, thigh, knee, calf, and ankle. 

How can I enter the program?
          Current Proformance Patient: Consult your primary physical therapist to see if you are at an appropriate level to enter the return
          to sport program
           New Patient: Request an evaluation from the Proformance staff to see which return to sport phase is appropriate for you.

What is the cost for the RTS Program?
          Evaluation: $40
          Phase I - 1x/week: $60/month
          Phase I - 2x/week: $120/month
          Phase II - 1x/week: $80/month
          Phase II - 2x/week: $160/month
          Phase III - 1x/week: $96/month
          Phase III - 2x/week: $192/month

          Usually this program is a self-pay system. It is not part of physical therapy charges, so it is not billed to insurance. Participation in
          the program does not count against insurance visits. However, on a case-to-case basis, running this program through insurance
          may be an option.