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Upper Body Return to Sport Testing in Collision Athletes – Exploring the Continuum

  This is a guest post from Aiden Oakley...


Upper Body Return to Sport Testing in Collision Athletes – Exploring the Continuum

 

This is a guest post from Aiden Oakley...

Aiden is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with an interest for all things rehabilitation.

He recently worked as an Athletic Performance Coach at the NBA Academy Africa. Prior to this Aiden worked in the Australian NRL in as a Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has also worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Aspire Academy, Al-Arabi FC, the Scottish Institute of Sport and London Broncos RL in the European Super League.

Aiden is passionate about providing the best possible rehabilitation process for his athletes, pulling on the current best practices as well as looking to innovate along the way.

Aiden is passionate about providing the best possible rehabilitation process for his athletes, pulling on the current best practices as well as looking to innovate along the way.

You can find Aiden's original article on his website - Rehab in Sport.

Link here to the Article


 

Below is a figure from Aiden's blog post showing various movement types and the associated loads:

In Aiden's blog you can find videos to most of the exercises listed above.

 

This article by Aiden Oakley can serve as a guide to selecting exercises that fit within your upper body return to sport plan. As with any type of training plan, progressing only when the athlete is ready is key, thus allowing adequate time to adapt to a stimulus. 

 

The Hawkin Dynamics force plates provide you with a look under the hood, and help guide the return to sport process. 

 

If you need help designing your Return to Sport Training Plan utilizing the Hawkin Dynamics force plates send our Director of Sport Science an email at drake@hawkindynamics.com.

 

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