Package Description

Program Cost

Members - No Charge
Non-Members - $30.00

Program Description

Explosive strength metrics such as rate of force development (RFD) and impulse have become increasingly popular topics as many athletic endeavors involve applying force quickly to the ground, with ground contact times measured at a fraction of a second. Deficits in RFD have been documented in individuals with various injuries and conditions. However, literature is limited for the training and testing of RFD and impulse in the rehabilitation setting. Understanding the training principles and force profiles of various forms of explosive exercise allows clinicians to address potential deficits in a safe and logical manner. Data from available research will be translated to clinically applicable approaches for progressing interventions to maximize adaptations of RFD and impulse. Recognizing the barriers to quantitative assessments, task-oriented clinical assessments will be discussed along with program design considerations as well as various interventions to improve LE performance.


Marisa Pontillo, PT, PhD, DPT, SCS
Danny Larson, DPT, ATC, CSCS, SCS
Rob Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS

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