In fact, our return to sport test is unlike any other test in the San Diego Area. Most other centers will test your leg strength, ability to run, and if you are lucky your jumping ability. Unfortunately, they are only looking at your recovery from a pass/fail criteria instead of the actual biomechanics of human performance. Compensation is common after surgery and it needs to be caught BEFORE you are at risk for additional injury.
As a former collegiate athlete and earning All-American honors, I 100% understand the demands of high level athlete competition. So not only am I a Doctor of Physiotherapy, but I also am a very competitive athlete just like you!
Since sports movement happens at fast speeds, it is impossible to pick up specific movement errors with the naked eye alone. Having worked with 100s of athletes who came to us following rehab at other facilities, we have realized "standard" physical therapy was missing the mark on ensuring athletes a safe and explosive return to sport.
After studying and learning from the best biomechanical specialists in the country, we built a top-of-the-line testing and sport training facility.
Using video analysis, functional movement screens, sport specific and functional capacity testing, we are able to track specific real-time sports data for motions such as jumping, cutting, and decelerating. No other facility in the area is equipped with this level of testing!
Plus, using specific test data, we are able to pinpoint areas of weakness and provide a specific "return to sport score" that helps determine your risk for injury. We also compare combine testing scores, used by professional athletes in the NHL, MLS, NBA and NFL, to a database of over 50,000 athletes which provides head to head assessment against peers of your same age, sport, and competition level. We opened LEVEL4 PT to revolutionize sport rehabilitation, testing, and performance training. Now athletes of every level can be tested and trained like the pros!