Pre-Sport and Injury Prevention Program
This is a perfect example of the importance of pre-sport functional screening to help prevent or decrease injury rates in sports. This is a picture of Robert Griffin III during the NFL combine 3 years ago as a rookie prior to injuring his knee.
And we know what happened to him during his rookie season. Read more here….
If you can identify and address these impairments that put you at risk for an injury before the season, you significantly decrease your chances of getting injured and maybe prevent an injury from occurring!
Solve the problem before the injury happens! This specific Pre-Sport Injury Program was designed to identify and address any predisposing impairments that may lead to getting an injury during training, sports, or during a competition. Designed by a board certified physical therapist, this screening will be able to target and treat any over-looked factors that will increase your injury risk as you sports train.
This program entails:
1. Functional Movement Screen Analysis
2. Specific Muscle Strength Testing
3. Individual Joint Mobility Assessment
4. Workload Volume Assessment
5. Accurate Diagnosis and Prognosis of Symptoms
6. One-on-One care from Board Certified Specialist
7. Individualized Home Exercise Program
How does the sports injury screen work?
Each movement, joint, and strength will be assessed during the evaluation, and get labelled as RED, YELLOW, or GREEN. From this you are categorized as High, Moderate, or Low injury risk. This will help dictate what is the appropriate action to take to help avoid an injury. Treatment then can begin to solve each impairment and reassessment can be done to help progress to a green status to decrease injury risk.
RED = High Injury Risk. Poor joint mobility, poor muscle strength, decrease range of motion, poor functional technique. I would advice to address these impairments prior to returning to training or starting activities to avoid injuries.
YELLOW = Moderate Injury Risk. Mild impairments are present and should be addressed. May continue with modified training. May alter training to avoid aggravating activities for now until impairment is corrected or train at lower intensity to avoid injury.
GREEN = Low Injury Risk. Good joint mobility, Good range of motion, Good strength. Good functional movement. Full go with no present impairments noted.
A recent study showed when implementing a pre injury movement screen, that 27/63 collegiate athletes labelled as Moderate to High Risk actually experienced an injury. That is 43%! Athletes that fall into a High Risk ( Red and Yellow categories) are 3.4x more likely to get an injury than an athlete who scores as a Low Risk (Green category). If these impairments could be addressed prior to competition, then maybe the injury can be avoided.
This is what one of our athletes said about their experience at Pursuit Physical Therapy:
I went to Dr. Miller for help a few months ago after having on and off hip pain for about 8 months. As a very active individual who enjoys running and CrossFit, my hip pain reached a point where I was unable exercise the way I wanted and I was even unable to walk on some days. Once Dr. Miller evaluated my condition and determined the issue, I was pain free in just four visits. I was amazed at how quickly and easily he was able to relieve my hip pain that I had for 8 months prior, and almost kicking myself that I hadn’t gone and seen him sooner! On top of that, Dr. Miller is caring enough that he checks up after our visits together just to make sure I’m still pain free. I’ve never encountered another healthcare provider that truly cares about the overall well being of their patients as much as Dr. Miller. He shows an immense passion for his profession and it’s very evident through his practice. I am now back to running and CrossFit 5 days a week all while pain free. I highly recommend anyone who is experiencing any sort of pain to see Dr. Miller immediately!