Next Step: Advanced Return to Play After Ankle, Knee and Hip Injury

Created by the Institute for Athletic Medicine, Next Step is a five-week 10-session sports rehabilitation program that bridges the gap between in-clinic sports injury rehabilitation and return to high-intensity sport activities.

Injury and surgery affect the body in many ways. For athletes, muscles and nerves often must be "re-trained" to work together again, and be strengthened to withstand the rigors of activities like sprinting, jumping and cutting.

Physical therapists and certified athletic trainers work one-on-one and in a group setting to provide advanced sports-oriented training to improve strength, endurance, agility, coordination, speed and confidence necessary to competitive play.

Next Step training for lower extremity injuries includes:

  • Pre- and post-program testing for agility, jumping and speed 
  • Fundamental skills retraining
  • Proprioception to increase body awareness
  • Sport-specific drills
  • Agility training
  • Power development
  • Advanced strengthening

Get Results
Next Step helps athletes move beyond rehabilitation to return to sport safely and reduces the likelihood of re-injury. On average, participants improve agility, vertical jump and hop scores by 20 percent at program completion.

The cost  of the program is $300. A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration. The remainder is payable at the start of the session. To find out if this program is covered by your health savings/spending account, check with your benefits administrator.

Due to limited space, those who register less than two weeks prior to the class start date are subject to availability. Physician approval is required for post-surgical participants.

For more information or to register call the Institute for Athletic Medicine Next Step information line at 612-672-7737.

The Next Step program is available at two locations, one in the north metro and one in the south metro, on the following dates in 2018:

Crossfit Osiris
January 8 – February 8
March 5 – April 5
April 30 – June 4
June 25 - July 26
August 20 – September 24
October 15 – November 15

1st Athlete Training Center dates:
January 29 – March 1
March 26 – April 26
May 21 – June 25
July 16 – August 16
September 10 – October 11
November 5 – December 10


Crossfit Osiris
9250 Holly Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

1st Athlete Training Cener
7300 Amundson Ave.
Edina, MN 55439

Related services

  • AlterG anti-gravity treadmill - The AlterG can help you restore your natural gait and range of motion as you recover from injury. The treadmill reduces your weight bearing, limiting the impact of walking or running as your body goes through the healing process.

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