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Our easy-to-build home exercise programs save you time while giving your athletes the tools they need to stay disciplined and get better, faster. Create HEPs in three clicks with prebuilt templates for common conditions, smart search, and drag and drop functionality.

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Empower your athletes to take ownership of their recovery. Our patient education library gives you the tools to save time, increase athlete engagement, and improve outcomes.

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Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine

Presented by Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine

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In this course by Dr. Chad Cook, users will evaluate the impact and prevalence of cervical dysfunction, understand the imperative patient history elements of a neck examination and identify which patient history components are affiliated with cervical pathology. The most common forms of self-report outcomes measures are presented. Identify the most prevalent red flags, germane during the cervical spine examination, and differentiate the purposes of each diagnostic test for sinister problems. Synthesize the importance of the concordant/comparable sign, during examination. Evaluate the benefit of palpation and manual muscle testing as part of a dedicated clinical examination. Identify the most diagnostic cervical spine oriented special tests and apply the tests to the appropriate diagnoses. Current research is presented throughout the course to provide learners with the proper tools for evidence-based management of these patients. This course is part of a 19 course comprehensive clinical series covering examination and intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the upper (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and lower (hip, pelvis, knee, foot, and ankle) quarters.

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Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis

Presented by Alexis Wright, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis

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In this course by Dr. Alexis Wright, users will gain an understanding of SIJ and pelvic related pain patterns and be introduced to a number of components of SIJ and pelvis involvement. Learners will be introduced to the best forms of self reported outcomes measures and identify key components of patient history associated with specific pathologies of the SIJ and pelvis. Both sensitive and specific diagnostic tests will be reviewed and discussed to assist with differential diagnosis. A pelvis specific examination will be covered including active and passive physiological movements, and pain provocation tests. The learner will be introduced to evidence based information regarding the utility of a palpatory motion tests. Pelvic girdle pain and SIJ classifications will be discussed along with appropriate manual therapy, strengthening, and atypical treatment approaches. This course is part of a 19 course comprehensive clinical series covering examination and intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the upper (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and lower (hip, pelvis, knee, foot, and ankle) quarters.

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Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

Presented by Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quarter

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In this course by Dr. Eric Hegedus, users will gain an understanding of an upper quarter screening examination. Both sensitive and specific diagnostic tests will be reviewed and discussed to assist with differential diagnosis. An upper quarter specific examination will be covered including active and passive physiological movements, and pain provocation tests. The learner will be introduced to evidence based information regarding the utility of a palpatory motion tests. Concepts are demonstrated through a real patient case study at the conclusion of the course. This course is part of a 19 course comprehensive clinical series covering examination and intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the upper (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and lower (hip, pelvis, knee, foot, and ankle) quarters.

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Clinical Examination of the Runner: Assessment, Testing, Gait Correlations, and Corrections

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Clinical Examination of the Runner: Assessment, Testing, Gait Correlations, and Corrections

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Optimizing running form requires that the runner bring a specific set of athletic skills to the starting line. This course discusses the impact of mobility and stability, specifically as it relates to running. Essential criteria for optimal gait, as well as the types of issues can be expected in running form if isolated deficits are identified. Finally, specific exercises, cues, and techniques to improve the deficits observed will be demonstrated. The goal of this course is to insert a better runner into the sport of running.

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Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

Presented by Anne Mucha, DPT, MS, NCS and Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

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Concussion is an ongoing public health initiative, due to high prevalence and potentially serious long-term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management. Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms, deficits in cognitive function and impairment in the vestibular and visual systems. Effective management employs a multidisciplinary team approach in which these various deficits areas can be assessed and treated. This course will review the pathophysiology, epidemiology and biomechanics of concussion, along with pertinent information regarding diagnosis and negative outcomes following this injury. Current guidelines with respect to return to play will also be discussed. The course will finish with a case study example.

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Assessment and Treatment of the Athlete's Elbow

Presented by Cuong Pho, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CHT

Assessment and Treatment of the Athlete's Elbow

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How does a therapist accurately diagnosis a problem related to the elbow, wrist, and hand complex? Multiple variables related to sporting activities can influence shoulder and upper quadrant region injuries. This course will provide a comprehensive review of the common evaluation and treatment procedures for elbow sports injuries as they relate to the entire upper quadrant region.

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The Hip: Assessment of Hip Injuries in Athletes

Presented by Ashley Campbell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS and Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, FAPTA

The Hip: Assessment of Hip Injuries in Athletes

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The multilayered anatomy of the hip, as well as its close proximity to complex regions such as the lumbar spine and SI joint, can create a challenge for the orthopedic and sports clinician when assessing and diagnosing hip related pathologies. This course will break down the anatomy of the hip layer by layer with a focus on the critical structures relevant to physical therapy. We will then guide you through an organized examination of the hip and finally review radiographic and other advanced diagnostic imaging utilized in the evaluation of hip pathologies. Upon completion of this course, the participant should feel confident in their foundational knowledge of the hip anatomy, be able to perform a well organized exam of the hip, and understand the common findings and terminology associated with imaging of the hip.

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Imaging for Lower Quarter Sports Injuries

Presented by Robert Boyles, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

Imaging for Lower Quarter Sports Injuries

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Overutilization of musculoskeletal imaging can be just as deleterious as underutilization. In fact, it has been shown that overutilization of imaging can actually lead to harm. It’s essential that clinicians recognize when imaging is necessary, and if so, which imaging modality it most appropriate. Fortunately, there are well-established guidelines to aid in this process. Most are based on a sound hypothesis from the history and physical exam. This course covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging modalities as they apply to the health care provider when evaluating sports injuries. The emphasis is on plain film radiography. Other types of imaging, including contrast films, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography will also be introduced as deemed clinically relevant.

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Return to Sport and Discharge Testing

Presented by Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Return to Sport and Discharge Testing

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Phil Plisky presents this course on return to sport and discharge testing. Do you want to be more scientific with your return to sport and discharge decisions? Do you want to focus more on injury prevention but don’t have the time or resources? Unfortunately, researchers have decisively found that previous injury is the number one risk factor for future injury and that modifiable motor control risk factors remain after rehabilitation. Fortunately, evidenced based tests exist to identify these risk factors and improve your confidence when making return to sport and discharge decisions. Further, these tests can be easily incorporated into clinical practice. You can dramatically impact your patient’s health and reduce re-injury rates by making evidence-based, return to sport and discharge decisions. Dr. Plisky presents such measures including the Upper and Lower Quarter Y-Balance Tests, Functional Movement Screen, and Hop Testing. Watch these tests in action through a collegiate athlete case study while learning how to dramatically impact the health of your patients and reduce re-injury rates.

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Connecting the Dots: A Clinician’s Role in Endurance Sports Performance

Presented by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

Connecting the Dots: A Clinician’s Role in Endurance Sports Performance

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This course lays a foundation that is critical for the acute and long term success in caring for the endurance athlete. First the course will take a broad look at the stresses athletes impose on themselves during training, and discuss how this load impacts the care clinicians provide. Secondly, we’ll narrow our scope to assess how specific tissues within the body adapt and interact to stresses. At the end of this course, the clinician should have a working knowledge of the extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting successful rehab, injury prevention, and performance planning with this challenging population. Its critical that clinicians integrate themselves as the expert resource on musculoskeletal development and can interact and educate the athletes and coaches who make up our comprehensive performance network.

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Protective Equipment in Sports

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Protective Equipment in Sports

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One of the primary responsibilities of the sports medicine professional is the prevention of injury. What role does the sports medicine professional play in the proper fit of protective equipment and what is the role of the sports medicine professional in the modification of this equipment? This course will provide information regarding the proper fitting of protective equipment and cautions regarding the modification of such equipment. Protective equipment is designed to absorb the shock of collision and/or contact in sports. Proper fitting of protective equipment is the first step in the prevention or minimization of sports related injury, especially in contact and/or collision sports. Problems may be encountered by the sports medicine professional with the modification of such equipment. This course thoroughly investigates these potential issues and includes demonstrations of fit, question and answer discussions, and 3D models to provide a rigorous overview of protective equipment for the sports medicine professional.

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Strength and Conditioning in Sports

Presented by Susan Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®

Strength and Conditioning in Sports

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This course is designed to give the physical therapist a fundamental understanding of strength and conditioning. Susan Falsone will review basic muscle physiology and energy systems and apply metabolic and structural adaptations to both aerobic and anaerobic exercise training. Multiple demonstrations and lectures will thoroughly explore testing modalities for aerobic capacity, strength, power and agility. The participant will learn how to design and implement physiologically based aerobic and anaerobic training programs.

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Nutrition in Sports

Presented by Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC

Nutrition in Sports

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What does sports nutrition have to do with sports performance, healing, and overall good health in athletes? What should a sports therapist know about nutrition to guide patients during rehabilitation and training? This course presents an overview of sports nutrition including recommended intake of macronutrients and micronutrients, with consideration of excellent food sources. Limitations to therapist knowledge and scope of practice are stressed. Fuel well to perform well!

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The Female Athlete Triad

Presented by Barbara Hoogenboom, EdD, PT, SCS, ATC

The Female Athlete Triad

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What gender differences exist between female and male athletes? Why are gender-specific considerations important for the physical therapist that examines, evaluates and treats female athletes? This course presents current information regarding the Female Athlete Triad, and how the physical therapist fits into the multidisciplinary identification, management, and wellness of female athletes with one or more component of the Triad. It also presents information specific to the exercise needs of the pregnant athlete. Give the best care to your female athletes by being attentive to special considerations that may present.

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Pre-Participation Evaluation: Medical and Musculoskeletal

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Pre-Participation Evaluation: Medical and Musculoskeletal

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The pre-participation physical exam can elicit a feeling of dread in the provider, as it can be time consuming and routine. How can you design and implement a meaningful pre-participation examination experience for your athletes? This course goes beyond simple clearance for safety and a routine system check and identifies ways to better manage the health of your athletes and prevent injury. In a unique approach, Dr. Arnold outlines a meaningful pre-participation physical exam from the medical perspective, and Dr. Plisky takes a deeper look at clearing the musculoskeletal system and preventing injury. This course engages the participant through detailed demonstrations, case studies, and a question and answer session with Dr. Arnold and Dr. Plisky.

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Group Injury Prevention

Presented by Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Group Injury Prevention

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Are you looking to implement an evidence-based injury prevention program? Do you know the difference between an injury prevention program and an injury prevention system? Have a great system but can’t get your team to buy in? Join Phil Plisky in Group Injury Prevention as he covers the latest research in injury risk factors and group prevention programs. This course dives into the concept of systematic injury prevention and the practical application of injury prevention programs and systems. This course concludes by addressing the challenging topic of getting buy-in from your coach and players. Case studies, a question and answer session, and immersive graphics help demonstrate the key concepts of this course designed to enable the physical therapist to effectively design and implement group injury prevention programs for their athletes.

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Exertional Heat Illnesses

Presented by Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

Exertional Heat Illnesses

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Dr. Susan Yeargin’s course on exertional heat illnesses covers exercise-associated muscle cramps, Exertional Heat Exhaustion, Sickling, and Exertional Heat Stroke. It is designed to highlight key items in each of the following domains for both the experienced and novice health care clinician. Etiology along with clinical history items is provided for the recognition of each condition followed by immediate evidence-based treatments. Known risk factors are presented in conjunction with prevention interventions for each condition. Lastly, general guidelines for return to activity are given. Throughout the course, common mythology is addressed, research support provided, and practical applications offered.

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Protective Equipment in Sports

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Protective Equipment in Sports

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One of the primary responsibilities of the sports medicine professional is the prevention of injury. What role does the sports medicine professional play in the proper fit of protective equipment and what is the role of the sports medicine professional in the modification of this equipment? This course will provide information regarding the proper fitting of protective equipment and cautions regarding the modification of such equipment. Protective equipment is designed to absorb the shock of collision and/or contact in sports. Proper fitting of protective equipment is the first step in the prevention or minimization of sports related injury, especially in contact and/or collision sports. Problems may be encountered by the sports medicine professional with the modification of such equipment. This course thoroughly investigates these potential issues and includes demonstrations of fit, question and answer discussions, and 3D models to provide a rigorous overview of protective equipment for the sports medicine professional.

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Emergency Management: Environmental Considerations and Hydration

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Emergency Management: Environmental Considerations and Hydration

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Environmental emergencies, including thermal injuries, lightning, and dehydration, are risks all athletes face. This course describes the concepts of thermal injuries, including signs and symptoms of thermal injuries and dehydration. In addition to temperature related illness, lightning exposure needs appropriate emergency management responses for outdoor sporting events. Danny Smith presents tools to prevent and treat environmental situations, as well as return to play criteria following heat exhaustion, heat cramps, hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and lightning storms. This course utilizes motion graphic animations, downloadable materials, case-based learning assessments and a question and answer discussion between therapists to prepare the sports physical therapist for the management of environmental situations.

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Emergency Management: Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sickle Cell, and Sudden Cardiac Death

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Emergency Management: Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Sickle Cell, and Sudden Cardiac Death

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Sports emergency management requires knowledge of common and uncommon conditions when dealing with potentially deadly situations. What are the warning signs, and how can you protect your athletes? In this course, Danny Smith provides practical, evidence-based knowledge and guidelines on emergency management for four conditions: Shock, Soft-tissue injuries, Sickle Cell, and Sudden Cardiac Death. Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common injuries seen in sports. The sports medicine professional must be aware of the soft tissue injury, and be able to effectively manage it, in order for the athlete to return to play as quickly and as safely as possible. Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) is very seldom seen in sports, however the sports medicine professional must be able to recognize signs and symptoms and react quickly and effectively in order to attempt to save the life of the athlete. Sickle Cell Disease, or Sickle Cell trait, is becoming more prevalent in sports. The Sports Medicine Professional must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait in order to refer these individuals to a physician for follow up care. Shock can happen at any time with any type of injury and a multitude of diseases. Again, the sports medicine professional must be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and know when to activate 911 in order to provide appropriate care for the individual. Though these conditions vary greatly in prevalence, each requires knowledge and attention to effectively manage emergency situations.

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Emergency Management: Musculoskeletal Injuries

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Emergency Management: Musculoskeletal Injuries

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When not recognized and taken care of properly, musculoskeletal injuries can have serious consequences. As a sports physical therapist, you must be able to provide effective pre-hospital care to the athlete. In this course, Danny Smith will outline emergency procedures for musculoskeletal injuries, including rapid response protocols, accurate primary screening, appropriate injury management, and effective patient stabilization for transport to a medical facility for advanced medical care. This course will also outline proper management for acute musculoskeletal injuries, including bracing, taping and splinting, as well as when to allow an athlete to return to play.

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Concussion in Sport: Case Studies

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD

Concussion in Sport: Case Studies

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This case-based course is aimed at preparing physical therapists for the Sports Certified Specialist advanced certification exam, but is appropriate for any therapist looking to expand their knowledge of concussion in sport. In this course, Dr. Arnold, MD walks through four case studies dealing with concussion. In the case studies, Dr. Arnold demonstrates how to gather pertinent information from the athlete, identifies which assessments are appropriate to use in the clinic and on the sidelines, and emphasizes the clinical reasoning behind his treatment approach.

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Emergency Management: Athlete Care, Spinal, and Visceral Injuries

Presented by Danny Smith, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC

Emergency Management: Athlete Care, Spinal, and Visceral Injuries

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The sports medicine professional must be trained and have practiced the management of the athlete with suspected spinal or visceral injuries. These practice sessions should take place prior to the season and incorporate all individuals associated with the care of the athlete. This includes those individuals on the sidelines (including physicians), emergency care personnel, coaches and other individuals identified by the emergency care team. In some instances, spinal and visceral injuries can be life threatening. Coordination of this team for on the field and off the field treatment ensures effective treatment of these athletes. Knowing how to treat, diagnose, and manage return to play for spinal and visceral injuries is essential for protecting the athlete. This course provides an in depth discussion of visceral and spinal injuries, including potential mechanisms, signs and symptoms, and management of these conditions.

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Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries for the Sports Therapist

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD

Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries for the Sports Therapist

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With approximately 10% of all abdominal injuries resulting from sport-related trauma, sports therapists provide a critical level of care for this injury group. But when is the decision to activate EMS made? How is a critical organ injury differentiated from a superficial abdominal wall injury? Join Dr. Todd Arnold as he presents abdominal and genitourinary injuries for the sports therapist. This detailed course covers medical conditions ranging from liver, spleen, and renal injuries to diaphragm and ureter injuries. Take this course to understand the critical components of care and management for easily managed and life-threatening injuries and employ this knowledge in the SCS exam or in your clinical practice.

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ACL and PCL Injuries, Surgeries, and Rehabilitation

Presented by Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

ACL and PCL Injuries, Surgeries, and Rehabilitation

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Learn how to address the multiplicity of problems that come with the rehabilitation of ACL and PCL injuries. Patients with these pathologies demand an attention to detail which is frequently not provided. This course will attempt to contextualize the learner to the historical development of the majority of commonplace procedures utilized in the clinic today. Terry Malone will teach learners to have a rich appreciation for the management of selected knee conditions from an evidence based perspective. Learn the general rules for the evaluation of ACL and PCL patients, appropriate tests, their implementation, and the challenges involved. Terry will present concepts for the rehabilitation of post-operative ACL and PCL injuries, the weekly stages involved in the progression of a rehab program, exercises, and key rules to follow with these patients. He will also review related case studies from his own clinical experience. Finally, he will outline programs for prevention of ACL injuries in today’s athlete.

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Rotator Cuff and Labral Pathology: Presentation and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Presented by Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS

Rotator Cuff and Labral Pathology: Presentation and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

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In this course, Lenny Macrina will teach learners about post-operative rehabilitation for common shoulder pathologies. SLAP lesions, rotator cuff tears, and Bankart repairs will be covered. For each pathology, Lenny discusses relevant anatomy, mechanism of injury, common clinical presentation, operative procedures, post-op guidelines, and rehabilitation protocols. Current research and evidence in support of the techniques discussed will be presented throughout the course.

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Returning the Injured Athlete to Sports: Lower Limb, Trunk, and Hip

Presented by Robert Donatelli, PhD, PT

Returning the Injured Athlete to Sports: Lower Limb, Trunk, and Hip

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Lumbar pelvic control and power in the hips and lower legs are essential for improvement in performance and the reduction of injuries in athletes. This course will review the anatomy and mechanics of the Lumbopelvic region and hips that pertain to balance, stability, and power. An overview of dynamic visual acuity and perturbation training, with emphasis on the athlete will be presented. Several different types of lower extremity dysfunctions, including hip labral tears will be discussed. Neuromuscular training and eccentric strengthening will be demonstrated in lab and developed into rehabilitation protocols. Evidence-based evaluation tools will be developed into an extensive assessment of muscle imbalance within the Lumbopelvic and hips. Finally, implementation of rehabilitation programs that are individualized according to evaluative findings will be reviewed and demonstrated in presented case studies, utilizing the research-based findings in the course.

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Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

Presented by Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

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This is part of a series on the Graston Technique® (GT) that will focus on the use of the GT on Achilles Tendinosis. This course is designed to discuss the current evidence related to the histology of tendinosis, the theoretical research related to the tenocyte progenitor cell, the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, treatment goals, and how to treat Achilles Tendinosis using the GT progression during different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other GT offerings on MedBridge, Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment and Graston Technique® and Movement Dysfunction. Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment.

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Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

Presented by Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

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This is part of a series on the Graston Technique® (GT). This course will focus on the use of the GT on Patellar Tendinosis. This course is designed to discuss the current evidence related to the histology of tendinosis, the theoretical research related to the tenocyte progenitor cell, the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, goals of treatment, how to treat Patellar Tendinosis and the rationale for the GT progression during the different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other Graston Technique® offerings on MedBridge, Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment and Graston Technique® and Movement Dysfunction.

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Lumbar Spine: Athletic Low Back Pain

Presented by Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD, ATC and Todd Arnold, MD

Lumbar Spine: Athletic Low Back Pain

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Nearly 60% of athletes experience low back pain over the course of a year, but continue to play, limiting performance and increasing risk of a time-loss injury. In this course, Dr. Kyle Kiesel and Dr. Todd Arnold team up to present the best knowledge and application of treatment for the athlete with spinal pain. As experts in the field of sports medicine, Doctors Kiesel and Arnold specialize in the clinical examination and treatment of the lumbosacral spine. The goal of this course is to sharpen the decision-making and examination skills of the sports physical therapist in a clinical setting in order to streamline treatment of the athletes with neck and back pain that is limiting their participation. Upon completion of this course, the sports physical therapist will also be able to appropriately guide the athlete through a movement-based exercise progression and utilize guidelines for improved return to play decision-making. Live case examples of lumbar spine injuries will assist the sports PT in the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and patient/parent education.

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Management and Treatment of Hip Injuries Part A

Presented by Ashley Campbell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS and Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, FAPTA

Management and Treatment of Hip Injuries Part A

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Management of hip pathology can be challenging for both the novice and experienced clinician. Due to the extensive anatomy, proximity, overlap in symptoms to other pathologies, and a relatively new knowledge base with regards to intra-articular pathology, it is critical that all therapists take the time to advance their knowledge of the topic. This course is intended to give you an overview of both extra- and intra-articular hip pathologies, as well as the subsequent intervention strategies. We will review both general and specific treatment principles covering mobility and stability interventions related to the hip. After completion of this course, participants should feel confident in their ability to understand the interventions used for hip patients, general treatment principles, and non-operative rehabilitation techniques. This is the first half of a two part course. Be sure to watch the following:
Management and Treatment of Hip Injuries Part B

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Current Concepts in Knee Rehabilitation

Presented by Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

Current Concepts in Knee Rehabilitation

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Over the last few years, the care and management of knee injuries and conditions has significantly evolved. An increasing appreciation of post-surgical outcomes, implications of rehabilitation in specific tissue involvement or pathology, and management realities has fueled advancements in the management of knee rehabilitation. Join Dr. Terry Malone as he utilizes insightful lectures, demonstrations, and specific case studies to introduce new and emerging treatment regimens for the knee. With a focus on ACL injuries and the meniscus, this course will provide in-depth coverage of updated knee rehabilitation approaches, enabling the participant to thoroughly engage with these new and upcoming concepts.

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The Neuroscience of Sprains, Strains, Pain and Sports Performance

Presented by Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

The Neuroscience of Sprains, Strains, Pain and Sports Performance

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Pain, sprains and strains are synonymous with athletes, but how do they impact the ultimate goal in athletics: Sports Performance? This course will shed light on the newest neuroscience view of sports performance, and the role of pain. How do elite athletes do what they do? How do they do it better than the amateur? What truly limits sports performance? Why do golfers choke on the last short put of a major event? How does arousal affect sports performance, and more.

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Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

Presented by Anne Mucha, DPT, MS, NCS and Susan Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA

Concussion Basics: Assessment, Screening and Risk Factors

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Concussion is an ongoing public health initiative, due to high prevalence and potentially serious long-term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management. Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms, deficits in cognitive function and impairment in the vestibular and visual systems. Effective management employs a multidisciplinary team approach in which these various deficits areas can be assessed and treated. This course will review the pathophysiology, epidemiology and biomechanics of concussion, along with pertinent information regarding diagnosis and negative outcomes following this injury. Current guidelines with respect to return to play will also be discussed. The course will finish with a case study example.

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Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

Presented by Mike Ploski, PT, ATC, OCS, GTS

Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment

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This is part of a series on the Graston Technique® (GT) that will focus on the use of the GT on Achilles Tendinosis. This course is designed to discuss the current evidence related to the histology of tendinosis, the theoretical research related to the tenocyte progenitor cell, the principles related to dynaments and the importance of a global assessment. The participant will be introduced to the protocol, treatment goals, and how to treat Achilles Tendinosis using the GT progression during different phases of recovery. To learn more, take the other GT offerings on MedBridge, Patellar Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment and Graston Technique® and Movement Dysfunction. Achilles Tendinosis and Graston Technique®: Evidence-Based Treatment.

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TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods

Presented by Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods

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The first course in this four-part series on TheraBand Kinesiology Tape focuses on the research and methods of kinesiology taping. Kinesiology taping is a popular clinical intervention, yet there remains controversy about its efficacy. Typically applied to reduce musculoskeletal pain, other claims of efficacy include improvements in strength, range of motion, swelling, and function. Research behind the efficacy of applying specific patterns, directions, and tape tensions remain scarce despite widespread training programs. This course provides a scientifically-based approach to applying kinesiology tape and by recognizing the limitations in the literature. By combining the best available evidence with clinical experience and patient presentation, clinicians will make better clinical decisions when using kinesiology tape.

This is the first course in the four-part TheraBand Kinesiology Tape series. Please be sure watch the following three courses:

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Upper Quarter
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Lower Quarter
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Clinical Integration

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TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Clinical Integration

Presented by Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Clinical Integration

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The fourth course in this four-part series on TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape focuses on the clinical integration of kinesiology tape. Specifically, Phil Page addresses the clinical decision making process of identifying opportunities to integrate kinesiology taping within practice including best available evidence, clinical experience, and patient-specific considerations.

The four T’s of Functional Taping, testing, taping, retesting, and training, are covered. Dr. Page further illustrates how Kinesiology Taping should not be used as a stand-alone treatment, but instead should be combined with therapeutic exercise and proper education on topics such as posture and ergonomics. Clinical scenarios for the integration of kinesiology taping for both upper quarter and lower quarter examples are demonstrated throughout the course.

This is the fourth course in the four-part TheraBand Kinesiology Tape series. Please be sure watch the previous three courses:

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Upper Quarter
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Lower Quarter

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Common Mental Health Concerns in Athletes

Presented by Stephen Graef, PhD

Common Mental Health Concerns in Athletes

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According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, 1 in 5 individuals will experience a mental health condition this year, and 1 in 20 live daily with a serious mental health illness. Although individuals may display the symptoms of mental illness in slightly different ways, it is necessary for healthcare providers to be knowledgeable about several common signs and symptoms. This is certainly the case for physical therapists, coaches, and athletic trainers who may be on the front lines of their athletes’ physical and mental wellbeing. As such, being aware of, recognizing, and knowing when to refer for psychological concerns is paramount in the job of such professionals. The purpose of today’s session is to arm you, the physical health care professional, with the knowledge and tools necessary to recognize when someone might be experiencing a mental health condition and provide them with the proper support. This course will empower you to recognize, mediate, and refer individuals for psychological concerns.

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Peak Performance and Psychology of Performance

Presented by Stephen Graef, PhD

Peak Performance and Psychology of Performance

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How do you define performing? We often view performing only as the performance that exists in a competitive nature or when there is a defined situation as in dance or acting. However, one could argue that we all perform every day in our jobs, homes, and lives. We can also view the process of injury rehabilitation as performance demand for many of our patients. Sports therapists have the unique opportunity to aid their patients in meeting the performance demands associated with effective rehabilitation. The purpose of this course is to identify and introduce the psychological aspect of performance and conversely, the anxiety that occurs when performance goes awry. This course focuses on strategies and interventions that are aimed on leveraging, if not enhancing, the mental aspect of physical rehab as well as the mental aspect of performance and how it relates to physical rehabilitation and recovery. Join Dr. Stephen Graef as he unpacks the complexities of sports performance through lectures, question and answer sessions, and informative graphics.

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Creating an Evidence Based Practice

Presented by Frank Underwood, PT, Ph.D, ECS

Creating an Evidence Based Practice

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If you consider only the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy in Sport as relevant sources of new information, you have about 25 research reports plus case studies, musculoskeletal imaging reports, position statements, and so on, to read every month. Who has time to keep up and to sort the credible information from the fluff? The purpose of this course is to provide you with the tools necessary to critically appraise the validity of information in research related to diagnostic testing and intervention. When approached in a logical, systematic manner, rapid extraction of necessary information is possible even for the busy clinician. After an overview, the course will address specific information related to diagnostic testing and intervention studies, using recent research as examples.

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