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5 things you should know about injury prevention with teams and large groups group testing injury prevention Mar 15, 2022

So you have decided to take the plunge — you are going to try some injury prevention with a large group or team. You have already talked with the coach and have some “buy in” (if you don’t, start here).

Here are 5 things that will help make your injury prevention...

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How do you get athletes, coaches, and parents to “buy in” to injury prevention? injury prediction injury risk Mar 10, 2022

When it comes to injury prevention, frequently we excited, passionate and ready to get started only to hit road blocks: No one seems to want to give it the attention that it deserves.

Coaches don’t want to give up valuable practice time, parents can’t fit it into jam packed schedules,...

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Half Kneeling Closed Kinetic Chain Dorsiflexion Test ankle dorsiflexion return to sport Feb 27, 2022

By  Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, CSCS & Adam Devery, ATC, PTA, CSCS 

Ankle sprains are the most prevalent athletic lower extremity injury and many (75%) become recurrent.1-7 Limited ankle dorsiflexion is a common sequelae after ankle sprain. Researchers have found that limited...

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Tuck Jump & Drop Jump Landing Procedures - The Skill of Jumping drop jump landing return to sport tuck jump Feb 14, 2022

 

By  Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, CSCS & Adam Devery, ATC, PTA, CSCS 

Valgus collapse gets a lot of press when it comes to discussing risk factors for ACL injury and it is certainly important.  There are a few studies that indicate we should be looking at knee...

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Return to sport testing case study research acl return to sport Feb 07, 2022

Super proud of Adam Grannan, PT, DPT! As a UE DPT student, he wanted to examine current return to sport testing. Last week at APTA Combined sections meeting, he presented a case study examining physical status at clearance for return to sport after ACL reconstruction.

What did he find on a...

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Best SCS Prep Materials - Sports Certified Specialist Exam Materials exam prep scs sports Jan 29, 2022

Figuring out which resources to use to prepare for the PT board specialty exam can be a daunting process. But with the right study plan and a few key resources, you can ace the test!

There is one thing that you need to know about preparing: You have to use multiple sources in order to...

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Should our pitchers indoor rock climb in the off-season?  baseball pitching Jan 26, 2022

While I am early in forming my opinion on indoor climbing during the off-season, I’m starting to come to some conclusions. There isn’t specific research on the topic, but there is some evidence to support it.  Here are some of my thoughts so far: 

1) Great scapular and upper...

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Hop Testing Protocols For Return to Sport acl hop testing normative data return to sport Jan 17, 2022

By  Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, ATC, OCS, CSCS & Adam Devery, ATC, PTA, CSCS 

You’ve been working with a patient and it is now time for return to play testing. Hop Testing is a measure of power and energy-storing that can help you test neuromuscular control, strength, and...

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Does the Functional Movement Screen Predict Injury? Common Misconceptions functional movement screen injury prediction injury risk Jan 15, 2022

 

 
The purpose of the Functional Movement Screen is to: 
  1. Set a movement baseline
  2. Identify major problems with basic...
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6 Position Carry Jan 01, 2022

6 Position Carry for Training and Recovery

This 6 position carry is an excellent way to restore the shoulder and scapular stability, balance, and core control that is lost after an intense overhead activity like pitching, playing tennis or volleyball. It also serves as a great training mechanism...

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