I have obtained consent from her orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist; the PT suggested slow progression into plyometrics. I have been researching the topic, and have not found any particular guidelines. She is 6 months post-surgery, and is still having some symptoms in the left leg; such as tingling and numbness. I have reinforced the stretches/foam rolling prescribed by her PT, and proper hydration. Thank you for your feedback!
It depends on the severity and outcome of the episode(s) of compartment syndrome. I would certainly ask the PT for more specific descriptions of the types of exercises and movements, as well as the appropriate recommendations for overload and frequency, that are included in the recommendation for a “slow progression to plyometrics.” Further, should the plyometrics be bodyweight overload or with external resistance?
In addition, I would include flexibility exercises to achieve and maintain ~20 degrees of dorsiflexion past neutral ankle, and ‘lots’ of ankle rolls and other ankle ROM movements.