Phases of Rehab

Examples

Phase I—control pain and swelling (ice, remove aggravating movement patterns when possible, NSAIDs, ultrasound, e-stim).

Phase II—Begin ROM and resume cardiovascular training.

Phase III—Restore ROM, improve strength and endurance, proprioception, continue cardiovascular training, should be near.

Phase IV—Restore strength, add sport specific movements with progression of velocity of these movement patterns to game speed. Return to sport.