Mar 12, 2018Rethinking Recovery
Determining how hard to push athletes to return to play can be a difficult call. Encouraging them to play through pain can set them up for an increased risk of osteoarthritis (OA) down the road.
A blog from Board of Certification suggests that athletic trainers and coaches should take a conservative stance in these situations. One strategy that’s suggested is to ask student-athletes about their goals for the future.
It is also beneficial to consider utilizing patient-rated outcome measures (PROMs)