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Consultation and Assessment
Physiotherapy Consultation and Assessment
This appointment includes a full injury assessment and consultation prior to booking a profile testing. This allows the R2P therapist to get baseline information and recommend the best course of action for future testing. The consultation ensures that the program and its objective are fully understood and allows you to ask any questions prior to booking your testing appointment and make sure the program is right for you.
Return to performance testing
The r2p profile is for all levels of athletes with a lower body injury that wants objective data to pinpoint weaknesses in the lower body. This profile includes tests that measure and compare the level of asymmetry in leg strength, leg power and functional movements like walking, running and jumping.
R2P Profiles give athletes individualized information needed to optimize their return to sport program. It also potentially decreases the risk of re-injury due to inadequate recovery of key neuromuscular variables needed to meet the demands of their sport.
For some athletes, surgery is not necessarily the best solution. By completing an R2P profile prior to choosing surgery, we can provide valuable information to support a shared-decision approach to properly inform athletes of their options.
Injury resilience testing
Baseline Profiling is available for individual athletes or for teams that want to measure a healthy baseline level of functional performance. This can be used to guide return to sport decision making if injuries are sustained or to identify athletes who might be susceptible to injury.
Testing can also be used to assess athletic performance. Baseline testing is a great way to monitor young athletes across their developmental pathway by providing yearly benchmarks and individualized training programs. Our experts will develop injury prevention and training strategies to build resilient and high performing athletes.
Our state-of-the-art testing is conducted using force plates and motion sensors. We generate a comprehensive, coherent, visually immersive, custom report that we review with each athlete and provide to the referring medical practitioner. Below is a battery of testing that is completed for a R2P profile and baseline profile.
The Countermovement Jump is broken down into a braking or eccentric phase as you lower down to the ground and a propulsion or concentric phase as you push against the ground to come upwards. The eccentric phase shows your ability to absorb power and the concentric phase shows your ability to generate power.
In this test, we measure asymmetries in the braking and propulsion phases as well as reactive strength (braking phase) and mean power (propulsion phase).
In the Squat Jump, the athlete starts from a static flexed knee position (in a half squat position). Asymmetries are broken down into the initiation of the upwards movement (early phase) and the end of the upwards movement (late phase) as they pushed into the ground to jump. The early phase asymmetry reflects the involvement of hip and knee joint muscles whereas the late phase asymmetry reflects knee and ankle joint muscles.
The repeated squat jump tests evaluates power endurance and how limb asymmetries change with fatigue.
The hamstrings are the best friend to your knee joint. When the hamstrings are activated, they produce a force that opposes the type of loading that injures the knee. The quadriceps are important for your ability to absorb energy. Together, these muscles stabilize your knee. In addition to looking at the strength of your hamstrings and quadriceps, we look at how fast these muscles can make force. Your capacity to make force fast is called explosive strength and it is important for sprinting and jumping.
The isometric leg press is a test of your leg strength. We look at the most force you can make and how fast you can make that force. Your capacity to make force fast is called explosive strength and it is important for sprinting and jumping.