Osgood Schlatters, Injury Rehabilitation
Returning to Sport After Osgood
Returning to Sport
Finally, you have put in the work, built your strength and your knees are feeling the best they ever have.
It’s time to return to sport.
This moment is a key fork in the road.
Down one path you return to sport smoothly and gradually, never to suffer from Osgood pain again. On the other path is a dive straight back into full sport and training, straight back to full sporting loads the minute your knees are pain free. Only a few short weeks later your knees blow up again and the Osgood returns, possibly worse than last time.
Sweet, pain free victory. Or a crushing return to square one.
The art of the Reload
Getting the balance right in the first few weeks as you return to sport is crucial, it takes time for the body to develop the specific fitness it needs to keep up with high intensity sprinting, jumping and agility. While you might be pain-free and stronger than they have ever been, it takes patience and a little planning to successfully return to sports.
And most importantly: Stay returned
There is no exact answer to how to do this reload as it varies by sport, age, experience level, and individual context. But our most important piece of advise would be to be more conservative than you might first think. Aiming to do a little more each week than the one before and adjusting as you go.
Building the Perfect Plan
Throughout our online seven week Osgood training program we provide the skills and information needed to help map out a structured return to sport.
By completing five minutes of heat map planning at the start of each weeks along with the daily 1-minute Osgood diary. You log your training progress as you work towards not only eliminating your Osgood Schlatters forever but also reducing your risk of a range of other injuries and get more out of every training session, improving your performance as an athlete.
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