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Assessments

UConn Injury Prevention Division of the Human Performance Laboratory

 

Comprehensive Screening, Functional Rehabilitation & Prevention for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries 

Please contact Lindsay DiStefano at lindsay.distefano@uconn.edu for more information.

COMPREHENSIVE SCREENING & TREATMENT PLAN 

  • Comprehensive initial evaluation (*at least 4 months after ACL reconstruction*)

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  • Three-dimensional motion analysis during sport-specific activities to evaluate neuromuscular risk factors for injury
  • Muscle strength assessment
  • Flexibility/range of motion assessment
  • Functional performance assessment
  • Detailed summary of findings
  • Customized treatment / functional rehabilitation plan based on findings of initial evaluation and athlete’s goals

 

Follow-up Assessments 

  • Comprehensive follow-up assessment to evaluate improvements (motion analysis with further assessments as indicated) with progression of customized treatment plan

 

CLINICAL SCREENING & TREATMENT PLAN

  • Clinical movement screen to evaluate neuromuscular risk factors for injury
  • Muscle strength/flexibility assessment as indicated by movement screen
  • Detailed summary of findings
  • Customized treatment plan based on findings of initial evaluation and athlete’s goals

Follow-up Assessments

  • Comprehensive follow-up assessment to evaluate improvements (clinical screenings with further assessments as indicated) with progression of customized treatment plan

 

*EARLY REHABILITATION ASSESSMENT PLAN 

  • Comprehensive evaluation between 2-4 months after ACL reconstruction
    • Clinical movement assessments (based on patient’s ability) to evaluate neuromuscular risk factors for injury
    • Muscle function assessment
    • Flexibility/range of motion assessment
    • Detailed summary of findings
    • Customized treatment / functional rehabilitation plan based on findings of initial evaluation and athlete’s goals
    • Also includes the components of the COMPREHENSIVE SCREENING & TREATMENT PLAN or the CLINICAL SCREENING & TREATMENT PLAN

 

ACL INJURY PREVENTION PLANS

 

Options for Organization-Based Injury Prevention Implementation

Season Team Package (up to 20 athletes, 3 month season) 

  • Injury Risk Screening
    • On-site risk factor screening for athletes
    • Includes screening, analyses, and feedback
    • Helps identify key factors to improve with athletes
  • Team Workshop for Injury Prevention Program Implementation
    • Design of sport- & age-specific injury prevention program materials
    • Team’s toolkit
    • In-person training session for the team
  • Follow-up Visits to Progress/Monitor Program Implementation
    • Once a week for first 4 weeks
    • 2 per month for remaining length of season
  • Post-Season Screening
    • Identical to initial screening
    • Evaluates program success
    • Additional months of follow-up coverage available

 

Individual Components

Coaches’ Workshop for Injury Prevention Program Implementation 

  • Design of sport- & age-specific injury prevention program materials
  • Coaches’ toolkit
  • Coaches’ in-person training session

 

Team Workshop for Injury Prevention Program Implementation

  • Design of sport- & age-specific injury prevention program materials
  • Team’s toolkit
  • In-person training session for the team
  • Follow-up Visits to Team to Progress/Monitor Program

 

Injury Risk Screening