Return to Play Elite
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About Return To Play Elite

We Help Athletes Who Want To…

 

…Make it through the season without feeling “that pain again”

and are feeling defeated

…Pitch a full game without a pinch in their shoulder

and are worried about ruining their chances to play in college

…Run the whole race without a twinge in their knee

and are unsure how to make it work

…Not miss a game because of another ankle sprain

and are frustrated with the same result

…Avoid the “just rest” treatment plan

because it didn’t work last time

We help athletes who want to Continue being athletes!


You don’t have to keep playing through the pain...
— anonymous

 
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What does this graphic mean? It means we offer complete injury care and beyond. We take care of you before injuries become a problem through preventative strength training. We evaluate and treat injuries you you bring to us. We design rehab programs to achieve each of your goals. And we make sure you are ready to handle your sport’s intensity, reduce the risk of re-injury, and reduce the risk of new injuries to different areas.

 

 

Meet Our Team

 
 
Allan on the pommel horse during the West Point Open in January 2013 while attending Temple University.

Allan on the pommel horse during the West Point Open in January 2013 while attending Temple University.

Allan Malone MSAT, LAT, ATC

Allan is a native of Cookeville. He spent most of his childhood competing in gymnastics at Victory Sports Center under the direction of his father, Coach Allan Malone. He then attended Temple University and pursued his Bachelors in Entrepreneurship while competing on the Varsity Men’s Gymnastics team.  After college, he returned home to coach at Victory Sports Center while continuing to train at the elite level. Through 18 years of experience in competition, Allan developed a passion for working with athletes in all capacities. While earning his Master’s in Athletic Training, he had the opportunity to work with high school and college athletes as well as the general population.

 

Education

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Master of Science in Athletic Training, 2018

Temple University
BBA in Entrepreneurship, 2013

Special Experience

  • Gymnastics

  • Football

  • Basketball

  • Soccer

  • Volleyball

  • Softball/baseball

  • Rugby

  • Field hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Dance

 

 
 
Christa after her White Coat Ceremony for her physical therapy program at the University of Maryland Baltimore in May 2014.

Christa after her White Coat Ceremony for her physical therapy program at the University of Maryland Baltimore in May 2014.

Christa Malone, PT, DPT

Christa is originally from New Jersey where she played softball, field hockey, and danced competitively throughout her childhood and into college. She attended Temple University to pursue a degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a minor in dance; she then chose to study physical therapy at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.  During her time at UMD- Baltimore she was trained in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she developed a passion for working with adolescents looking to recover after trauma. After graduation, she and Allan got married and moved to NC for Allan to pursue his athletic training degree. While living in NC, Christa worked at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital serving on the acute care team providing care to children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with orthopedic injuries, trauma, cystic fibrosis, orthopedic surgery due to cancer, general cancer rehabilitation, and sickle cell anemia. Christa also works at the Center of Development, providing PT to children with developmental delay.

 

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2016

Temple University
B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, 2013

Special Experience

  • ACL Rehab

  • Rehabilitating ankle sprains

  • Surgical knee, hip, and ankle injuries

  • Cystic Fibrosis treatment and rehab

  • Cancer related rehab