Author: Bryan Lang, PT, DPT, MHA, CSCS, Cert.DN: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Business Owner, Associate Professor, and Blog Contributor. Explores common client questions, helps find solutions for every day functional health concerns, and interprets difficult theories in healthcare rehabilitation. Committed to life-long learning and education. Learn moe about Bryan on Google+ .
Using Ploymetrics to Gauge Return to Sport
We use plyometric knee exercises designed to assist with prevention of knee injuries and for assessing when an athlete can return to his or her sport. These exercises can be used for non-surgical knee injuries and surgical repairs of the knee once the athlete is cleared by his or her protocols. Below is small collection of the exercises that we use.
Bear in mind that if it hurts to squat, go up/down stairs and/or walk, then these exercises would not be appropriate tests to administer yet. If you're having knee pain, contact us and we can discuss the best options for your care.