5 Questions when Returning an Athlete to Competition

5 Simple Questions You Should Ask When Returning An Athlete To Competition… This is not an exhaustive list, be mindful of orthopedic, physical and psychological factors when returning to competition and do your best to provide information for the patient to accurately work with…. Dr. Baker weighs in…   View this post on Instagram  …

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Stress the Tissues

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies One potential reason behind intentionally stressing tissues (particularly subsequent macroscopic insult) is to facilitate  – Performance Potential via an augmentation of material + mechanical + morphological + neural ingredients of the neuromuscular apparatus. These adaptations may amplify the relevant constituents…

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Buckets of Needs

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies I am sure people have seen various versions of the Venn diagram with organism, task and environment that illustrates how movement is an emergent and dynamically influenced phenomenon – contingent on a confluence of variables over varying time scales. However,…

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Research may be the Speed Bump we Need

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Slow it down! I view research as cultivating the capacity to maneuver through clinical practice with skeptical inquiry rather than meandering with gullible conjecture It doesn’t provide of us with all we need to know nor does it or should…

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Return to Sport Decision Making Considerations

Thoughts from: Dr. Michael Reinhardt, PT, DPT, OCS| Performance Physical Therapist, Resilient PT Is there continued pain, significant alterations in movement strategy, or a considerable fear of re-injury? Research has shown that an athlete’s subjective perception of their current readiness is an important indicator of their ability to return to sport. If an athlete is…

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Isolation = Effectiveness

Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Isolated means of loading can be effective at fulfilling the intention of increasing the probability of the stimulus reaching the target – like using bumpers when bowling; we are increasing the confidence of more pins being hit Sometimes when directing…

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How 2 PT: Loading

How 2 PT: Module 3 Breakdown! After finishing an initial evaluation it’s sometimes difficult to figure out what to prioritize. There are no set rules for this process. However, I’ll submit that there can be  general guidelines to your treatment process based on the basic principles of tissue healing times, neurodynamics,  kinesiology, physiology and biomechanics. …

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Reconditioning Process

Where to stat in the Recondition Process Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Where to start in the reconditioning process – kinetics or kinematics (or concurrent intervening) Often I intervene (subsequent to assessment) on the kinetics. In a hierarchy of needs I want to determine if…

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Training Methods

Let’s Talk Training Methods Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies Training specificity refers to using training methods which provide a stimulus to the constituents that serve the physical demands performed in the sport but may not directly and solely imitate the sport itself. If the movements…

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The Acquisition of Deceleration

What goes up must come down Thoughts from: Jarred Boyd, PT, DPT, MSAT, SCS, CSCS  | Director of Rehab, Memphis Grizzlies The acquisition of deceleration – slowing ones momentum (mass x velocity) is a critical variable in performance pursuits. However, it is also an essential need that warrants restoration subsequent to various tissue injuries/insult Eccentric…

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