Posts tagged Functional tests
Why You Need To LOAD and CHALLENGE Your Older Patients

With age comes many co-morbidities and declines in function, but it doesn't have to be that way! With the world's population getting older, knowing how to prescribe exercise appropriately to facilitate independence and improve quality of life becomes much more important.

Here are 4 solid reasons why challenging exercise is important in this patient group!

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Performance-based Functional Tests for Return to Sport

When rehabilitating an athlete from a lower extremity injury, such as an ACL reconstruction (ACLR), how do you determine that athlete’s readiness to return to sport (RTS)? Do you base it on time since the injury or surgery? Do you use strength of the injured limb as compared to the non-injured limb? Is your decision-making process completely subjective, or does it include some sort of objective measure?

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