Return to Sport Training

Dai Endurance’s return to sport program is based largely on a system developed  Dr. Chris Powers* at his USC-affiliated Movement Performance Institute**, as well as well as mentorships at EXOS, formerly Athletes’ Performance.

Return to sport training is typically performed following the conclusion of formal physical therapy rehabilitation. This training helps you gain the necessary conditioning (activation, strength, movement re-education) to bridge the gap from where physical therapy ends to where you functionally need to be to return safely and successfully to sport. The goal of the training is to ensure that you are prepared for the demands of athletic competition and to minimize the risk of re-injury.

Training is one-on-one and focuses on improving muscle activation, strength, power, speed, agility as well as minimizing biomechanical risk factors related to injury. Video analysis is employed to capture movements frame by frame and ensure the proper foundation of movement is developed. The training session implements the latest advances (based on updated MPI research and in-lab testing) in muscular activation, strength and movement re-education.

Costs: Individual sessions @ $85/h, multiples of 10 sessions @ $75/h.

Daily Training Plans
A daily individualized training plan will provide a science-based and comprehensive approach to most effectively and efficiently support your successful return to sport. This plan is developed on a weekly basis to systematically provide a balanced and appropriately progressed conditioning program. These plans are posted on the web-based coaching platform TrainingPeaks.

*Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA
Dr. Powers is the founder and owner of the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers is recognized nationally and internationally for his research related to the biomechanical causes of lower extremity injury. More specifically, he is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on knee injuries; in particular patellofemoral joint dysfunction and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

**Movement Performance Institute (MPI)
The basic philosophy behind MPI is human health and quality of life depends on the ability to move skillfully and efficiently. It is believed, movement dysfunction is the root cause of many overuse and sport related injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Through objective measurements of motion, forces/pressures, muscle activation patterns and muscle performance, more effective intervention strategies can be designed and better long-term results achieved.