Designed by Doctor Mary Kate Casey, former basketball player who experienced two ACL injuries and was a member of Four National Championship lacrosse teams, Dr. Casey knows what it takes to train for elite level athletics. Her inside knowledge into the game of basketball paired with her medical experience brings you the first and only program of its kind. She developed it while treating various basketball players throughout the city of Chicago and was often left sending PDFs, home videos and pictures. She was tired of helping athletes after they sustained an injury and spent countless hours researching and implementing injury prevention programming that would change an athletes trajectory in sports, most importantly keeping them on the court and out of surgery. She understands first hand the isolating feeling of rehabbing an ACL on your own, sitting on the sidelines, and missing team bonding experiences on bus rides to away games. This program is designed by a female basketball player, with personal experience with ACL rehabilitation and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, how much better can we get:) This program is designed to not only reduce the risk of season ending injuries, but improve jumping and landing mechanics, strength, power and fitness.
Mary Kate graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and currently specializes in sports medicine rehabilitation. She is a former collegiate lacrosse player with four National Championships as a member of the Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse team, current Head Lacrosse Coach at DePaul Prep in Chicago and a member of the Wellness Team for the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL). In 2019, Northwestern University Physical Therapy Department selected Mary Kate as the Young Alumni of the Year for her innovative contributions to the Physical Therapy Profession. Mary Kate sustained an ACL injury early in her freshman year of college, which sparked her interest in physical therapy. During a 6-9 months recovery process, Mary Kate followed a strict program that not only focused on strength, speed, agility, and quickness but also included flexibility, balance, mechanical and proprioceptive training during sport specific activities. This unique training regimen helped her achieve athletic success throughout her collegiate career and into young adulthood. Her holistic approach to injury prevention, sports performance, and mental preparation was born out of this experience. Her experience both as a former collegiate athlete and an experienced physical therapist, convinces her that something is missing for those athletes who train extended hours to excel in their sport, yet continuously need to fend off injuries. This along with her extensive understanding of the increasing prevalence of ACL tears, she developed her own ARSI Movement System which she utilizes during her therapy and sports performance programming. Her methodology pre- and post-injury focuses on the assessment of muscle imbalances, recruitment of specific muscles, stabilization of muscle groups and integration of proper mechanical loading during sport specific activities. Mary Kate addresses individual’s weaknesses with a hands on approach, employing manual therapy techniques, Graston Technique, myofascial release, neuromuscular control and dynamic flexibility. Currently, PREP is using DorsaVi wearable technology to provide baseline movement assessments to young athletes to assist with injury risk assessment, limb symmetry and return to play readiness. Founder of PREP Performance Center, a physical therapy and sports performance facility, Mary Kate emphasizes the importance of creativity, innovation, education, community involvement, injury prevention and integration with sports performance. Mary Kate’s team is providing cutting edge therapy and sports performance that helps athletes of all ages train like the pros and develop into well rounded athletes despite early sports specialization.
We are excited to offer our new ONLINE ACL Rehabilitation program. This is an adjunct to working with your physical therapist, and a great way to keep yourself motivated, on track and pushing the boundaries to stay ahead of the curve. By now you have realized this ACL rehab stuff is NO JOKE...Speaking from experience, it is hard work compared to what your uninjured teammates have to do. You wake up early, stay late, and put in extra hours almost everyday, but you do it alone. Joining this group will make sure you don’t have to do it alone. We have an online group where you can share stories, ask for advice and even challenge each other to commit to the workout schedule. It’s the team you wish you had when rehabbing your ACL!!!
We break down the rehab process into 6 phases. Each phase comes with a different home exercise program, balance and stability activities, and progressive strength workout and conditioning guidelines to help you with a gradual evidence based return to run and return to sport program. Our goal is to help you cross the finish line safely and make sure you are as strong as possible getting back in the game.
Designed by Doctor Mary Kate Casey, National Champion Lacrosse player who experienced two ACL injuries and was a member of Four National Championship teams, Dr. Casey knows what it takes to get back to the top. Her inside knowledge into the game of lacrosse paired with her medical experience brings you the first and only program of its kind. She developed it while treating various lacrosse players throughout the city of Chicago and was often left sending PDFs, home videos and pictures. She wanted to be everything for her patients; their PT, their trainer, their lacrosse coach and their confidant. She understands first hand the isolating feeling of rehabbing an ACL on your own, sitting on the sidelines, and missing team bonding experiences on bus rides to away games. This program is designed by a female lacrosse player, personal experience with ACL rehabilitation and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, how much better can we get:)
Evidence Based ACL Rehab program
- Compiled from over 10 postoperative protocols from some of the best surgeons across the nation
- Comprehensive ACL program will take your athlete from day one postop day one on the field without the risk of her injury
- Assessment Driven- Progress only as you pass your assessments
- Access to your program anywhere, anytime
- 100s of videos to teach you correct form and how to identify compensations
- Chat with Doctors of Physical Therapists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches to keep you on track
- Designed for the weekend warrior to the ELITE level athlete
- Lacrosse Specific stick skills progression at various phases of the rehab process
- Unified Group of ACL injured athletes to share their stories and ask questions
- Developed and tested by Doctor of Physical Therapy, 4x National Champion Lacrosse player, and 2x ACL injured Division I athlete Dr. Mary Kate Casey
There is no risk or commitment. If this monthly program isn't a great adjunct to your in clinic Physical Therapy, which is highly unlikely, cancel your subscription free of any additional penalty. We have a track record for getting athletes back to their sport between 10-12 months and pride ourselves with providing proper Return to Play Assessments to ensure you safely return to your sport and have the best opportunity to return to prior level of play and with a reduced risk of re-injury.
Visit the App Store on your iPhone or Android and search “PREP Performance Center”. There you can download the mobile app, sign in, and find your purchased program.