Seeking Objective Return to Sport Testing
According to Greg, “Move2Perform has been pivotal in the development and implementation of a Return to Sports Testing Program at Excel. We wanted more objective measures to help with our return to sport decision making rather than relying on time frames and a physician follow up visit. The algorithm and cut points in the Move2Perform software have allowed us to compare not only the involved extremity to the uninvolved, but also to compare the athletes to their peers. Move2Perform has allowed us to make a shift to more objective, informed decision-making.”
Cash Based Opportunities
In the clinic, Excel offers fee for service injury risk screenings using the Move2Perform software. Crossman says, “This is helping us identify athletes at higher risk for injury before they get injured and enables us to intervene early and address any deficits or asymmetries. This is also allowing us to launch some cash based business in our practice.”
Concise and Boosts Compliance
“The screenings and RTS testing programs have been well received. They are very informative and concise. Testing can be accomplished easily as part of a treatment session or in a time efficient manner with group screenings. The relative risk for injury compared to peers has served as a great motivator for athletes and has helped to improve compliance with home exercises or independent gym exercise programs.”
Screenings Double as Fundraisers for Youth Sports
Excel is also using the Move2Perform software to increase awareness among parents, coaches and athletes about injury risk and interventions by offering screenings which double as fundraisers for teams or clubs. Excel clinicians volunteer to screen the young athletes for a nominal fee, which is donated back to the team or club. It hits multiple goals at once for Excel: a community outreach opportunity to decrease youth sports injuries, awareness and education on a hot EBP topic, and a valuable marketing strategy.
Greg Crossman has been instrumental in the implementation of evidence-based Return to Sport Testing Programing and injury risk screenings at Excel Orthopaedic Specialists using Move2Perform. The physician owned practice in Massachusetts includes a staff of 9 orthopedic surgeons, 4 physician assistants, and 26 therapists. The Move2Perform software is as an integral part of Excel’s commitment to objective return to sport decision-making, reducing injuries in youth sports and their community outreach efforts.
Greg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in 2000. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2008 where he continues to teach part time as a teaching assistant and lab instructor. Greg has practiced in a variety of outpatient orthopedic settings over the past 10 years. He has experience working with a wide variety of patients from professional athletes including the Boston Bruins and New England Revolution to weekend athletes, geriatric and pediatric populations. As a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist Greg employs a combination of manual techniques with therapeutic exercise and functional training to help patients maximize their functional status and achieve their goals.