Friday, August 24, 2012
Test Don't Guess
When Pre-Participation Physicals Become Return to Sport Testing
High School and College sports are in high gear, your the only ATC or Sport Physio at the school and now in addition to having to cover 3 levels of football, 2 soccer teams, volleyball, cross country, & fall tennis you have a few club sports that are requesting that you help out with an injured athlete; oh I forgot that the initial injuries that are coming in the doors to the training room to be assessed/evaluated and treated.
How do you determine when to return athletes to play?
Athlete "Can I play today?, Friday night?, When?."
Coach " When will they be ready?"
My answer "When Your/their LQ-YBT and FMS scores return to baseline or better and you/they no longer have pain".
Do you have an objective baseline measure that indicates level of injury risk (any objective measure for that matter) from Pre-Season Physicals that you can use to answer the above questions? If not you should.
Test Don't Guess!
Posted by Paul Gorman