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How to Use the Lower Body Return to Sport Checklist discharge testing fms lower body injury return to sport sfma y balance test

I really think that the lower body return to sport checklist and discharge checklist can accelerate your practice, can really amplify what you're doing because it does a few things.  One, it makes sure that we're being comprehensive in nature.  The guidelines go from simple range of...

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How to Use the Group Testing Calculator fms group testing y balance test

I want to talk to you about the Group Testing Calculator and how you can use it.  You can use it any time you are going to do testing of a group. That could be a pre- participation physical of a sports team or performance testing of a group or even in industry or the military we've used it a...

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Tips for Using the Return to Sport & Discharge Checklists discharge testing return to sport

I think one of the things I don't do often enough in rehab, especially long term rehab like ACL reconstructions, is revisit the discharge testing checklist. 

I do it at the beginning.  I'll do it pre-operatively to talk about it.  I'll do it post-operatively and describe the...

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January 2024 Coaches Club Q&A acl basketball injury prevention reconstruction rehabilitation soccer volleyball

In this Q&A video, I address the following questions:

  1. How do you handle knee pain in the 6-9 month timeframe post ACLR?
  2. Do you have any suggestions on improving quad strength at 10 months post op?
  3. FIFA 11+ is helpful for soccer injury reduction.  Are there other programs for other...
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How does the CKCUEST relate to the Y Balance Test Upper Quarter? closed kinetic chain y balance test

With upper body return to sport testing, should you do both a Y Balance Test Upper Quarter and Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUEST)

What do they tell us?  Is one a replacement for the other? 

One of the ways I like to look at the upper extremity closed...

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Why would you do a Y Balance Test Upper Quarter on someone with a lower body injury? closed kinetic chain lower body injury y balance test

While it seems that upper body closed kinetic chain testing might not be relevant to ankle and knee injuries, its importance and the connection may surprise you.

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Toe Touch and Active Straight Leg Raise Corrective Progression posterior chain straight leg raise pattern toe touch

How to get the toe touch and active straight leg raise pattern to stick?

Frequently, it is relatively straightforward to restore a person's toe touch or active straight leg raise pattern, but the problem becomes keeping it. You can get the pattern normalized in a session...

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Scapular Stabilization with Lower Trunk Rotation scapular stability thoracic rotation

This is one of my favorite scapular stabilization exercises. To me, one of the important cues is to bring knees toward the palms. This helps keep the lumbar locked (encourages rotation in lower thoracic spine).

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How can I make group testing more efficient with limited staff? fms group testing testing y balance test

In this Q & A video, I answer a reader-submitted question about how to use students to make group testing more efficient.

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Core Engaged Snow Angels core resistance training

Looking for a great exercise to enhance scapulohumeral rhythm? Try core engaged lumbar locked floor angels.

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