Pressures to return an athlete to sports activities as soon as possible have become ever increasing. This reflects the popularity of ‘accelerated’ rehabilitation protocols and the current culture of youth sports. These pressures can come from the athletes themselves, parents, teammates and coaches. Both, Physical Therapy clinics and Orthopedic Surgeons may perceive pressure from their peers as well as from potential patients to demonstrate faster ‘recovery’ times based on earlier return to sport with their patients. Unfortunately, quicker return-to-sport rates have become more important to the average patient than a discussion of the potential adverse outcomes associated with an improper return to sport.
What we offer:
At VASTA, we believe strongly that a balance must be struck between a safe, appropriate determination of sport ‘readiness’ and the patients desire to return to play as soon as possible. A systematic and, when possible, objective testing criteria is essential to guide this process and take the emotional considerations out of the picture.
We have developed our return to sport criteria based on 1) the best available research; 2) through consultation with leading sports clinics across the country and 3) in collaboration with local knee surgeons.
For those looking for more than what they have become accustomed to, for those looking to return from an injury better than they were before, for those willing to work for the results they seek – VASTA Performance Training and Physical Therapy Center is the option in the Burlington area.
If you are considering returning to your sport post surgery, give us a call to receive a Return to Sport Testing Evaluation.