Tim McGrath - ACL Rehab & Return to Sport (ind)


Tim McGrath is widely acknowledged as an expert in the field of ACL Rehabilitation and Return to play having completed his PhD on this topic in 2016. Tim has worked for numerous professional sporting teams as the Lead physio including:

  • Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL)
  • Canberra Raiders (NRL)
  • St George Illawarra Dragons
  • Australian Men’s Rugby 7’s

Tim is also the clinical director of Elite Sports Physio in Canberra & Director of Pitch Ready.

This Masterclass will take viewers through Tim’s ACL Rehabilitation process from early, mid, and late stage / sports specific rehabilitation including:

  • Practical exercises you can use in each phase
  • Return to running criteria
  • Implementing change of direction
  • Exit criteria for each stage of the rehab process

Tim provides some clinical gold around his knowledge of common movement strategies to watch for in your athlete and return to play decision making.

This video is designed to be suitable for clinicians working both in private practice and a sports setting.  We hope you enjoy.

Course Instructors

Tim McGrath
Washington Commanders - Senior Director of Player Health and Performance
Tim has extensive sports physiotherapy experience. He holds a PhD from the Research Institute of Sports & Exercise (UCRISE) at the University of Canberra on the topic of ACL rehabilitation of the knee. In addition to his undergraduate Physiotherapy degree and PhD, Tim has completed a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from Griffith University and Graduate Certificate in Data Science from UNE. Tim currently works in professional sport as well as directing a multidisciplinary rehab facility in Australia. He currently provides clinical consultancy to a number of sporting teams and organizations within Australia and the United States. He has lectured extensively both in Australia and overseas, and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals. Tim also developed PITCH READY, an objective testing system to identify known risk factors for knee injuries in athlete rehabilitation. Professional Appointments
  • Clinical Consultant – Most-recently to teams in the NBA, AFL/AFL-W, NRL, Super Rugby, MLR, A-League, NBL/WNBL competitions in Australia and the United States.
  • St. George-Illawarra Dragons NRL Team (2017-2019)
  • Port Adelaide FC AFL (2015-2017)
  • Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens (2013-2014).
  • ACT Brumbies Super Rugby Team (2006-2011)
  • Sale Sharks Rugby Football Club (UK (2006)
  • Canberra Raiders NRL Team (2004-2006).




  • Masterclass
    • Tim McGrath Masterclass