Slow and steady will win this race
The speculation has already begun as to when Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated return to the golf stage. But what about the question of how Tiger will perform when he makes his dramatic comeback?
About the Author
Stephania Bell is a physical therapist who is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She is a clinician, author and teacher with extensive experience in the area of orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine.
With wise rehabilitation, Tiger has the potential to prolong his already storied career and raise it to an entirely new level. But approaching it as anything less than a full-time job could spell the beginning of a premature decline.Returning to play after an ACL reconstruction can be daunting for any athlete, and some of the challenges an athlete faces are specific to his or her sport. An NFL running back, a major league baseball player and a professional golfer all rely on the ACL to help control knee stability, but the demands each of them places on the knee are very different. Consequently, the rehabilitation process for each of these athletes is unique, fine-tuned to meet the needs of the individual.