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Return to Play Testing – Diablo Sports Performance

We developed our return to play functional testing for athletes who have already suffered an injury or had knee surgery, to ensure they are ready for return to their sport. 2-Hr testing will be performed under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer or strength and conditioning coach. After the testing a report will be written for both the athlete and the physician, outlining the results with the plan moving forward. If the athlete does not pass the initial evaluation then they will be given a home exercise program to use at home over the next four to six weeks until their re-assessment. The athlete is also given the opportunity to come back over the four to six week period for one-on-one training sessions with one of our certified athletic trainers or strength and conditioning coaches. This will give the athlete a more indepth and extensive base of human athletic movement and will greatly increase the athletes chances to pass their re-evaluation. The program is appropriate for ACL rehab or for any other lower extremity injury. It combines the components of the standard ACL rehab as well as incorporating a large amount of sport specific preparation for return to their sport.

Pricing Structure:


  • $149 – Initial Evaluation (2 hrs)
  • $79 – Re-Evaluation (1 hr)

What is Included:


  • Home Corrective Exercise Program
  • Testing Results provided to MD upon request

Our Goal: Prevent Reinjury and Get you back to your sport playing as if nothing ever happened!

Sports-related injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes are on the rise.


  • Approximately 30 million young athletes participate in youth sports annually.
  • High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

Every year, more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are treated for sports injuries.


  • Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students.
    • Year-round competition
    • Early specialization
    • Intense training

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries during sports participation, especially those that involve cutting, pivoting, jumping.


  • 14.08 per 100,000 exposures (female soccer players)
  • 13.87 per 100,000 exposures (male football players)
  • Annual ACL reconstruction procedures in US: 100,000 – 200,000.
  • Occur in 1 in 3,500 individuals each year

Outcomes Research


  • Unfortunately, ACL failure rates and reinjury rates have been high with studies reporting up 19% (contralateral leg) and up to 29.2% (same leg).
  • Research has shown that most failures happen between 3 and 9 months postsurgically.

Consequences of Recurring ACL Injuries


  1. The need for repeat surgery
  2. Reduced rates of return to prior level of activities – Recent research reports that less than 50% of players returned to sports at their pre-injury level 2-7 years post-ACL reconstruction
  3. Increased risk of joint deterioration.

It is estimated that approx 70% of all ACL injuries occur during agility sports

and of those injuries are from non-contact mechanisms!