Return to Play

BikiCrumbs: Return to Play

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Return to play, active rehabilitation and confidence are important.


Indications of Readiness to Return to Play

  • Elasticity
  • Mobility
  • Pain free
  • Balance
  • Psychological readiness
  • Strength

Monitoring Progress (pre-test and post-test)

  • Comparing results from a test before the injury occurred with after (test must be specific to the injury)
  • Includes: visual observations, videotapes, ongoing tests


  • Preventative
  • Psychological support (confidence)

Specific Warm Up Procedures

Warm up may be: longer/harder/specific to injury (eg specific stretching)

Progressive Involvement

  • Gradually return (increase intensity, duration and complexity) as to not put undue stress and fatigue on the injury site
  • Gradually expose to competition: eg lower grade

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