Accessibility Tools

Please note that the rehabilitation protocols located on this page are to be used as a general guideline in the overall treatment and plan of care for Dr. Lowe's patients. Supervised treatment and care under Licensed Physical Therapists and Licensed Athletic Trainers is essential in progressing patients through each phase of the rehabiliation process. Dr. Lowe will determine the appropriate progression of the specific protocol for each patient through follow-up clinical appointments and regular documentation from Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Osteotomy

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MFPL)

Meniscus / Cartilage

Patellofemoral (PF) Protocol

Quadriceps Tendon/Patellar Tendon Repair


Pre-Operative Exercises

Below is a handout with exercises that would be beneficial before surgery to regain range of motion and build strength in the quad. On the handout there is a link that will allow you to access video of the exercises as a demonstration.

Handout of exercises

  • Quad Sets
  • Straight Leg Raise (SLR)
  • Extension Work - Prone Hangs Or Heel Props
  • Heels slides with towels
  • Mini squats
  • Calf raises
  • Picture of ohio foot and ankle medical association
  • Picture of american foot ankle surgeon
  • Picture of american podiatric medical association
  • Picture of  The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group (ACL)
  • Picture of ESSKA Executive Office