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Exercises for Prevention of and Recovery from Back Pain
This course identifies some of the major causes of back pain, which affects over 80% of American adults at some time. Attendees will enhance their understanding of crucial structures related to the spine and gain a deeper knowledge of conditions which contribute to back issues, and some of the major pathologies which impede spinal health.
The course arms the trainer/therapist with a comprehensive approach to assisting clients which will include research and experience based techniques shown to be effective at restoring and preserving optimum function of the back.
Hands on Help for Headaches: Reducing Frequency & Intensity
This course is designed to help the health practitioner appreciate the prevalence of migraine and similar headache pain, identify some of the associated and causative factors, and acquire hands-on skills known to be effective at reducing the frequency and intensity of symptoms.
The course examines external and internal triggers of headache pain. It explores rationale and research supporting the efficacy of manual protocols and culminates with a thorough didactic of specific techniques. Attendees will be equipped with understanding and skill to begin helping clients immediately.
Knee Protection: Damage Prevention and Safe Return to Activity
This course begins with an overview of the occurrence of knee injury in the United States. Students will learn conditions which contribute to knee injury, and progress to a comprehensive view of the anatomy of this largest joint in the human body. The most common injuries and pathologies will be explored, as will some of the most popular medical interventions.
The course emphasizes research and experience based techniques shown to be effective at preventing knee damage and facilitating return to activity following injury. Exercises will be revealed in isolated views and organized into a coherent protocol for immediate application.
Evaluation and Treatment of the Adolescent Overhead Athlete
In an era of sport specialization, the adolescent athlete is at an all-time high risk for sustaining injury. This course presents the rehabilitation specialist with the latest evidence – based approaches in the evaluation and rehabilitation of the adolescent overhead athlete.
Learn the critical elements of an effective screening process to identify young athletes who are at risk for injury. This course presents the relationship among several shoulder and elbow disorders and discusses the most evidence- based clinical tests. Effective screening measures to identify core instability, scapula dyskinesia and abnormal pitching mechanics are highlighted. Numerous videos of sport-specific drills for the shoulder, scapula and corelower extremity are provided to enforce learned material. You will have access to the most recent post-surgical protocols used by the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons in the country.
In addition, this course provides interval and transition to sport protocols for overhead athletes, including baseball pitchers and position players, swimmers, quarterbacks, golfers, tennis players, softball pitchers and tennis players.
Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Paradigm Shift
Adhesive capsulitis is one of the most challenging shoulder disorders encountered by rehabilitation clinicians. The differential diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis vs. shoulder stiffness is important to designing a proper rehabilitation program, establishing an accurate prognosis and in delivering efficient interventions. There has been a recent paradigm shift in the proper rehabilitation for patients with adhesive capsulitis that is based on a customized approach.
The focus of this course is on this new evidence-based paradigm. Earn the confidence of patients and referral sources by understanding the current evidence-based treatment techniques and avoiding frustration and miscommunication that can result from following a traditional approach. What is the precise amount of force that should be delivered with manual techniques in order to maximize outcome and minimize overloading the tissues? This is a critical question that this course will answer. Video presentations of effective clinician and patient-directed effective soft tissue and joint mobilizations/ stretches will provide the rehabilitation specialist with additional tools to optimize outcome with these challenging patients.
Evaluation and Treatment of Non-surgical and Surgical SLAP Disorders
This course succinctly summarizes current debate and conflicting evidence in the diagnosis and treatment of SLAP lesions. Levels and strengths of evidence are presented in order to maximize an accurate diagnosis and provide optimal interventions. Videos of clinician and patient-directed soft tissue mobilizations, stretches and therapeutic exercise are presented in order to reinforce learning concepts. Healthcare professionals have access to the most recent post-surgical protocols used by the worlds leading orthopedic surgeons in the country.
In addition, this course provides interval and transition to sport protocols for overhead athletes, including baseball pitchers and position players, swimmers, quarterbacks, golfers, tennis players, softball pitchers and tennis players. The debate on SLAP repair vs. Biceps tenodesis will be explored as will recent advancements in post-surgical management of complicated cases.
Prehab for the Most Common Runner Injuries: IT Band, Shin Splints Treatment & More
The field of sports medicine has shifted its focus from treatment to prevention of injuries—termed “pre-hab” for athletes. This course discusses the most common runner injuries and provides an in-depth discussion of the top prevention strategies (pre-hab) for avid runners. Proper running mechanics, gait analysis and muscle exertion are thoroughly reviewed. In addition, demonstrative video facilitates comprehension of beneficial stretching and strengthening exercises.
This course allows the health and fitness professional to integrate several advanced concepts related to running through a balance of scientific theory and practice.
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