The RAD team believe that after any injury it is important that a ‘team effort’ approach is taken for the rehabilitation of an athlete!
Not one person solves the rehab equation – and this is an important concept to understand.
Diagnosis – Doctor and Physiotherapist / Podiatrist / Osteopath give a clinical diagnosis
Return to Function – Physiotherapist / Podiatrist /Osteopath responsible for returning the athlete to functional status. Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach working to strengthen the injured site as well as providing as much conditioning around the injury as possible.
Return to Run – S&C Coach prescribes specific running loads, as well as improving any other weaknesses the athlete may have. Also big focus on strength training. The aim is to get the athlete returning to their sport better than when they left
Return to Play – S&C Coach creates specific drills to challenge the athlete in game like scenarios, Running load increased. Can’t return to full training until they have completed a very strong game simulation program!
It is crucial everyone plays their role for the rehab team.
Radford Athletic Development have a fantastic understanding of this procedure and have formed great relationships with other Allied Health Practitioners within the region, helping to get you back to your sport or daily activities in a better condition than when the injury occurred.
The importance of early Injury Rehabilitation
The image to the left highlights the importance of getting on top of your injury as soon as possible. Starting to restrengthen and load in the injured site early actually leads to a quicker turn around in recovery time!
Take a look at one of our rehab sessions with the athlete coming back from an ACL Reconstruction.