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Developing a strong plan in sports injury rehabilitation rests fully on one thing – a comprehensive evaluation. A simple example may be setting out on a road trip. One could simply hop in a car and attempt to drive to a destination. However, you could likely be more efficient at getting to that destination while saving time and money with a little planning like exploring different routes, assessing the terrain you’d be crossing, and determining if reaching that destination is even possible. Developing and following a rehabilitation plan is exactly like that. Determining what strengths, limitations, and co-existing conditions all contribute to getting a “lay of the land” when it comes to each case.
Rehabilitating from sports injuries can be quite the complex process for any patient or clinician. Regardless of the injury, location, or its severity, a timely and appropriate progression is paramount to the success of the rehabilitation plan.
Building and following a rehabilitation plan is precisely like planning a road trip. Determining what strengths, limitations, and co-existing conditions all contribute to getting a “lay of the land” when it comes to each case. Completing an extensive assessment allows an Athletic Trainer to appropriately map out their plan for any athlete’s sports injury rehabilitation. Making the decision to complete an initial injury evaluation early can help prevent secondary injuries and potentially shorten one’s recovery time.