Patient Rehabilitation Protocols After Sports Injury

Physical therapy is one of the most important steps to recovery post-surgery for patients of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The following protocols are intended to guide a patient's physical therapist in creating a week-by-week plan to lead to a successful recovery. These protocols were created by Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physicians, Stephen Gryzlo, MD, Michael Terry, MD and Vehniah Tjong, MD.

These protocols are intended solely for patients under the guidance and supervision of their physicians.

Hip Recovery

Contains protocols intended for physical therapy following surgeries involving the hip, such as hip arthroscopies and labral repairs.

Knee Recovery

Contains protocols intended for physical therapy following surgeries involving the knee, such as ligament repairs.

Shoulder Recovery

Contains protocols intended for physical therapy following surgeries involving areas around and including the shoulder, such as rotator cuff repair or biceps tendon repair.