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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 Cructiate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction


Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)


Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction


Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MFPL)


Meniscus / Cartilage


Patellofemoral (PF) Protocol

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