Return to Play—Transitioning from Rehabilitation to Strength and Conditioning with the Football Athlete

by Adrian Terrell Dixon, DPT, ATC, CSCS and Taylor Q Porter, MS, CSCS
NSCA Coach February 2019
Vol 4, Issue 5

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Due to the high contact and intensity of football, injuries to the players are inevitable. Strength and conditioning coaches play a vital role in the athlete’s process of return to sport. This article is a detailed outline of the solutions that are involved with transitioning a football player from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning back to the field.

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Adrian Dixon joined the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) as the Rehabilitation Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. H...

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