A frozen water bottle AIN”T gonna cut it. Remember that 20 different issues are all called the same thing. They are all PF in their own way. But, these 20 different injuries need different treatments if they are going to be successful.
Return to Play Criteria (For Coaches, ATC’s and YOU!)
The athletic trainer (in conjunction with coaches) is best suited to assess the athlete’s day to day recovery and return to play and practice. They can be an active part and watch in real time in real conditions. A doctor in an office, cannot.