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Single Leg Vertical Jump return to sport

Testing single limb vertical jump for return to sport? Here’s how I do it simply without equipment. For more in-depth information on return to sport testing, check out our MedBridge course, Return to Full Performance After ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation.

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MLB Combine Testing Team grip strength testing importance mlb mlb combine rom y balance test

Check out our testing team featured in this MLB Prospect Development Pipeline video, including the Y Balance Test, ROM, and grip strength.

 

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MLB Combine Tests for Performance Development baseball dorsiflexion functional movement functional movement screen mlb mlb combine rom sfma thoracic rotation y balance test

Wondering how MLB Combine tests are used for player development? See how the Selective Functional Movement Assessment Top Tier MovementsFunctional Movement Screen, range of motion (including all shoulder, elbow and hip range of motion; thoracic rotation; and half kneeling...

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Behind The Scenes Look At MLB Combine Testing baseball functional movement mlb combine

Ever wonder what it is like to be tested at MLB Combine? Check out this video by Dan Sarmiento. The full testing includes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment Top Tier Movements, Functional Movement Screen, range of motion (including all shoulder, elbow and hip range of motion;...

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Can you have an optimal Y Balance Test or Functional Movement Screen score and still have increased risk of injury? fms y balance test

I tested a player in professional sports who had the following Y Balance Test and Functional Movement Screen scores.

 

 

If you will notice, his Y Balance Test Lower Quarter scores were great – symmetrical and above the risk cut point for his gender, sport, and competition level....

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Free NSCA CEUs - Courses ceu nsca strength & conditioning

While I use a structured continuing education plan with a combination of live and online courses, sometimes you just need to fill in the gaps.  Doing that with free NSCA CEU courses can be handy. While I have not personally completed all of these courses, they are free. There are not nearly...

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Post-Pitching Arm Care arm care baseball development overhead athlete recovery restoration softball tennis volleyball

What does a post pitching arm care plan look like? 

We want to certainly do our recovery.  We want to do our restoration, but it's also our prime opportunity for development.  And what does development mean?  We want to improve capacity, so we are going to improve...

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Capacity and Load Management in Overhead Athletes baseball overhead athlete recovery restoring tennis volleyball

In all sports, but particularly with overhead athletes. We have to consider load management, and we have to consider performance readiness.

What does it look like for a specific warm up? And does a pitcher need something additional or different? And then what does recovery, what does restoration...

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Illinois Agility Test Procedure and Normative Data agility

By Carlos Reyes PT, DPT, SCS, MS, CSCS

Field tests are widely used to determine performance characteristics of athletes in many different sports. The Illinois Agility Test was designed to test motor ability such as running and dodging agility in athletes. Distinct characteristics of the Illinois...

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Performance Talk with Dr. Robert Butler performance

This episode of the Performance Talk podcast is a must listen!  Here are some of the many pearls in the podcast:

  •  It's easy to make things sexy and complicated. It's really hard to make things foundational, accurate and efficient.
  • Consistency with intensity and intent in...
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Group Testing Buy-In group testing

One of the most difficult things to do is get buy-in into your pre-participation physical testing or your group testing or performance testing. I think it's probably what we face the most, and particularly getting coaches to buy in.

One of the things that I heard this spring training that I...

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Full Knee Hyperextension After ACL Reconstruction acl hypermobility knee extension

The most common question we get after our ACL reconstruction rehabilitation course on MedBridge is why do you emphasize that you need to achieve full knee hyperextension after ACL reconstruction?

So I thought I would dive in deep into this topic.  And I think it comes with some natural...

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