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How do you know if someone is ready to return to work or sport after injury?

How would you respond if someone asked, “How much would you bet that your patient or client is ready to go back to sport, work, or daily activity without increased risk of injury?”  We may never be completely confident and it won’t be a sure bet.  But, how do you determine a patient’s readiness?  If previous injury is a risk factor for future injury, are we actually sending people back at their optimal level?  We had the same questions.

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Rebel PT Roadmap Course

You may have already tried changing jobs, talked to your manager, or read books or blog posts on how to overcome the pit of your stomach feeling of not liking what you are doing everyday. It just feels hopeless.

The first thing you need to know is that it is ok to not want to be in full time patient care or to be seeing only a very specific type of patient. It doesn’t mean you are not meant to be a physical therapist or that you wasted your education. It actually means that you are about to embark on something spectacular. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Upping Your Game in ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Webinar

ACL reconstruction rehabilitation seems straightforward yet it is incredibly complex. There are so many impairments to work on, how do you prioritize what to address and when to address it? 

How do you know the patient is ready for the next phase of rehab? How do you this in an efficient manner under the constraints of insurance? Then when the time comes, how do you know when they are ready to return to sport?

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Secrets to Engineering Athletic Performance: From Youth to Professionals

Nothing beats the satisfaction you feel when one of your players accomplishes a big goal, from throwing with more velocity to jumping higher over the net for the kill or being faster on the basketball court.

A straightforward, systematic approach is needed to take our athletes to the next level. Learn professional sport “secrets” and how you can apply the principles in your setting.

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Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players

Looking to improve the performance and durability of your baseball players? Injury prevention efforts have fallen short in baseball, and players are still getting injured at alarming rates.

Whether you are rehabilitating a pitcher or helping a team with their arm care system, there are certain risk factors and activities that are essential to the health and performance of your players.

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Discharge Testing: Why I Didn’t Do It (But You Should)

I remember him vividly.

He was a cantankerous old farmer. You know the type. Rough and rugged exterior but would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat. At 72, he was still working on the farm daily.

Whiteboard Talks: Misconceptions About the FMS In Research

The FMS is a movement screen, not an injury screen. It is not intended to be an injury prediction tool on its own. Injury risk is multi-factorial.

How was the Y Balance Test Developed?

How did the Y Balance Test come to be? What are we trying to discover with it, and how did it get tied into the Functional Movement Systems program? Y Balance creator Phil Plisky tells the story

Y Balance Testing Course

Looking to be more objective in your return to sport and performance testing decisions? The Y Balance Test online course will get you the certification you need to make confident decisions for your patients and clients.

The Y Balance Test Online Course teaches thoroughly the researched, yet easy way to quantify a person’s motor control and demonstrate functional symmetry. The Y Balance Test allows us to quarter the body and look at how the core and each extremity function under bodyweight loads.

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Fundamental Capacity Screen

Enhancing performance is a common goal for many, but what if there are fundamental fitness issues hindering those you train from reaching their true potential?

The Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS) gives you those answers and is an innovative approach to fitness testing to get your clients and athletes on the most efficient path to optimal performance.  FCS was designed to test four (4) key components of athletic capacity and identify issues affecting an individual's ability to: 
  • Produce power
  • Store and reuse energy
  • Maintain posture under load
  • Control balance 
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Becoming a Sports Expert

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary help. Two outstanding sports physical therapists and professional mentors reveal their systematic way to get your ideal career in sports. Can you afford "ordinary" any more?

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Pre-Participation Evaluation: Medical and Musculoskeletal

The pre-participation physical exam can elicit a feeling of dread in the provider, as it can be time consuming and routine. How can you design and implement a meaningful pre-participation examination experience for your athletes? This course goes beyond simple clearance for safety and a routine system check and identifies ways to better manage the health of your athletes and prevent injury. In a unique approach, Dr. Arnold outlines a meaningful pre-participation physical exam from the medical perspective, and Dr. Plisky takes a deeper look at clearing the musculoskeletal system and preventing injury.

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