On July 8, 2020, Excel Physical Therapy hosted a community webinar to discuss anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and return to sport protocols. Injuries to the ACL are the most COMMON ligament injury in the knee. The rate of these injuries continues to grow among the athletic population as sports become faster and more competitive.

Dr. Paul Rothenberg, Chief of Sports Surgery from Riverside Medical Group will discuss the anatomy and function of the ACL, why these injuries occur and the different treatment options for ACL injury – both surgical and non-surgical. Then EXCEL Sports Clinical Specialist, Chris Mueller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, will review our evidence based Return to Sport program, and discusses why a program like this is so important to post-operative ACL reconstruction recovery. 

Access the video recording here. 


Dr. Paul Rothenberg, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. His expertise includes minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, cartilage restoration/preservation and shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Rothenberg understands the burden of injury on an active lifestyle. His passion is restoring his patients’ lifestyles by returning them to their favorite activities.

Chris Mueller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS is board-certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as both an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Sports Clinical Specialist. Additionally, he is credentialed by the Hospital for Special Surgery as an Advanced Hip Clinician and holds a certification from Functional Movement System in Selective Functional Movement Assessment. While Chris specializes in treating orthopedic and sports-related injuries of the knee, hip, and shoulder, he assesses and treats the entire body. He believes that determining and treating the source, rather than the site, of pain or injury is the key to both successful rehabilitation and mitigation of the risk for future injury.