GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – ACL injuries are all too common for young athletes. Maranda stopped by Athletico Physical Therapy to find out what every parent needs to know to keep kids in the game.

Athletico’s ACL3P Program


How it works:

  • Athlete will work with an Athletico Physical Therapist to strengthen the muscles around the knee, hip and core.
  • Athletes are asked to demonstrate tasks that include jumping, landing and other sport specific movements


  • Enhances agility, strength and mobility
  • Identifies and improves biomechanical flaws
  • Individualized injury reduction plan established


How it works:

  • Following surgery, athlete begins rehabilitation with a Physical Therapist


  • Decreases post-operative swelling and stiffness
  • Progressively enhances range of motion
  • Strengthens muscles around the knee, hips and core


How it works:

  • Enters into this sport-specific stage when athlete passes entry level criteria such as single legs hops and dynamic hip stability


  • Incorporates sport-specific drills/activities
  • Functional movements that allow the athlete to wean back into sports
  • Athlete safely returns to play with proper biomechanics

Athletico West Michigan Locations:


  • 5925 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • P: 616-977-5700
  • F: 616-942-7100


  • 6333 Kalamazoo Ave SE Ste 600, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • P: 616-649-1577
  • F: 616-710-3019

Knapp’s Corner

  • 1600 East Beltline Ste 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • P: 616-818-0586
  • F: 616-818-0587


  • 2807 Lake Michigan Dr NW Ste 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • P: 616-828-1326
  • F: 616-228-9578
  • Dr. Hedlund Information
  • Dr. Erik Hedlund, DO

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: 616-459-7101