Why use PITCH READY®
Using PITCH READY® we are able to offer precise testing for athletes both pre-injury for risk stratification in comparison to normative population data, and also post-injury to maximize recovery potential using statistical analyses of multiple data sources to extend conventional lower limb testing. This process forms one of the most rigorous return-to-sport testing systems available anywhere. Services include:
- Whole squad pre-season screening
- Staged recovery for an athlete recovering from knee and lower limb injury
- Pre-contract objective athlete assessment
Testing is undertaken by PITCH READY® staff typically at the team’s own training facility or other appropriate venue.
Each testing is accompanied by a comprehensive multivariable data analysis, including video reports for each athlete complete with easily detailed graphical display of data and individualized risk analysis.
Where applicable, post testing offers the opportunity for case-conferencing between PITCH READY® PhD-qualified staff and the client’s medical staff to highlight areas of concern, and provide advice on specific focus areas necessary to overcome current athlete evidence-based risk factors.
Key injuries PITCH READY® is most suitable for:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL injuries)
- Hip and Groin Injuries
- Patellofemoral Instability
- Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstructions
- Lower limb Injury requiring 3 months or more away from sport
PITCH READY® Provides
- Research-derived and validated injury prevention
- Cutting edge biomechanical risk analysis
- Maximize rehabilitation efficiency
- Feedback on appropriate safe return to sport
List of Research Publications:
McGrath, T.M., G. Waddington, J.M. Scarvell, N. Ball, R. Creer, K. Woods, D. Smith, and R. Adams, An Ecological Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Part 1: Clinical Tests Do Not Correlate With Return-to-Sport Outcomes. Orthopaedic Journal Of Sports Medicine, 2016. 4(11) .
McGrath, T.M., G. Waddington, J.M. Scarvell, N. Ball, R. Creer, K. Woods, D. Smith, and R. Adams, An Ecological Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Part 2: Functional Performance Tests Correlate With Return-to-Sport Outcomes.
McGrath, T.M., G. Waddington, J.M. Scarvell, N.B. Ball, R. Creer, K. Woods, and D. Smith, The effect of limb dominance on lower limb functional performance, a systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2016. 34(4): p. 289-302.