John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS strives to provide up to date, evidence-based material for rehabilitation and fitness professionals. Below, you can find original articles at our Blog, a Clinical Prediction Rule resource, and a Functional Testing resource.
When attempting to determine return to sport and/or work, the use of specific, reliable, and applicable functional testing provides objective criteria to make this determination. Included are several functional tests and testing systems and their support in the literature analyzed.
A clinical prediction rule (CPR) is a guideline in which the best combination of medical signs, symptoms, and other clinical findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome are determined. Included is a list of CPRs and their support in the literature that should help in the physical therapist's clinical decision making process.