Return to Sport – Training

When considering all aspects of Return to Sport, one thing the profession of physical therapy does a very poor job of (in my opinion) is addressing the fitness and training demands required of the athletic population.  In fact, I would argue that the medical community in general lacks guidance in this avenue.  We FAR too often tie the hands of our strength and conditioning professionals by telling them, “no cutting/pivoting,”…

Return to Sport – Testing

Last post I left off talking about the concepts of what Return to Sport means.  Now, let’s talk about what tests to use.  I would like to introduce several tests that allow us to comprehensively assess an athlete’s abilities and help to determine readiness to return to sports.  That said, There are SO MANY valuable tests and ways to measure things…but we may only have time, equipment & evidence to support a handful.…

Return To Sport – Foundation & Concepts

This topic is THE most talked about subject in all of sports medicine & rehab…and has been for some time now.  Once an athlete is injured, all anyone can talk about is “when can they play again?”  Athletes (and the rehab professionals working with them) want to get back to whatever sport as soon as possible.  There is enormous pressure to get back sooner and sooner and miss less and…

Quality vs. Quantity: Skills Matter

It may seem like I focus often on movement quality.  I DO! It provides the foundation and support to allow you to function at the level you want.  The more active and dynamic you would like to be, the better you need to move.  So, beyond the idea of moving well, everyone wants to know when can they do what they want to do…that is what everyone really wants, right?…

Quality vs. Quantity: Movement Matters

Quality over Quantity – know why and what you’re doing.  The subject of quality has been covered in every medium thinkable.  Physical wellness is no different.  You can find information about quality movement everywhere, primarily online.  The internet can be an invaluable source of information…this website is just one example.  Yet, the good ‘ol world wide web can also be one of the primary reasons you are getting hurt. The…