Comprehensive return to sport evaluation

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.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, competitive athlete or weekend warrior, we have the expertise and systems to get you to, and keep you at, the top of your game.

Over the last twenty years and ten orthopedic surgeries, I’ve worked with a dozen physical therapists in New England. Unequivocally, Jeff Albertson is the best. First, he actively listens when I describe my pain – this is more rare for a PT than it should be. Second, he rigorously deduces the root causes of my pain through detailed, often time-intensive assessment. Jeff runs a custom practice, not one-size-fits-all therapy. Finally, by virtue of this careful, methodical, and compassionate care, I leave my time with Jeff feeling significantly better and more knowledgeable. As someone who suffers from multiple sports injuries, I want momentary pain relief but also ongoing pain management that I can put in practice. No one does this better than Jeff. As an added bonus, he’s also a great conversationalist!

I came to VASTA with hip issues, result of a fracture and early arthritis caused by a really bad car accident I had back on 2013. Since then I went through different procedures but never pain free. I had the opportunity to have PT with the great Mike Woods! and because the work and time invested in my recovery, I owe him getting back to my ability to run, stand straight, walk and do anything I want without pain! At VASTA you can see that therapists work with one person at a time, which help them getting to know their patients and needs very well, creating a specific treatment program and monitoring the progress better. Thanks to you Mike and to the whole VASTA team! I am so grateful for all your support, sense of humor and the kind welcome I got from you all always! Loving what you do and having fun doing it, translates in good service which motivates a patient to reach their goals and getting great results. This is what you get to experience as soon as you put your trust on getting back on track with the VASTA team!! THANK YOU!

I was out with a couple of friends last night whose daughters also attend Kristina’s youth class. We were all saying what a positive influence Kristina has on the girls and how much they enjoy training with her. It is great for the girls to have a program outside of school sports where they can challenge themselves and build strength and confidence.