This course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who manage the physical
rehabilitation of sports orthopedic injuries, and those wishing to implement injury
risk reduction programs to their athletic patient population.
The course will begin by defining and discussing scientific terms and concepts
related to human movement theory. These ideas will create a common language
between presenter and attendee and a foundation for the remainder of the course.
Movement screening will then be discussed. During this lecture, research will be
presented to educate on the limitations of standardized movement screening, with
clinical scenarios presented to illustrate proposed benefits of screening.
The first lab portion will consist of participants being led through a screening
protocol for the squatting movement pattern. The protocol will begin with more
complex patterns in standing and be broken down to individual joint assessment
relevant to the squatting movement. Each participant will have the chance to be led
through the protocol, as well as lead and assess others.
The course will return to lecture in order to discuss corrective programming
principles. Research will be presented for the mechanisms of soft tissue
mobilization, loading parameters and progressions for tendinopathy and related
tissue pathologies, and recommendations for structuring and prescribing corrective
exercise for various rehab-to-performance scenarios.
The participants return to lab to practice coaching, performing, and implementing
corrective loading/exercise strategies for the squat pattern. We will learn how to
manipulate several variables to simulate appropriate implementation during various physical rehab scenarios, including but not limited to: isometric to isotonic loading, intensity, range of motion, developmental positioning, use of implements
(dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, etc) among others.
The remainder of the course will consist of lab, in which participants repeat the
screening and corrective process for the shoulder/thorax complex and overhead
movements; as well as the hip hinge/deadlifting pattern. We will end the course
with a Q&A session. Course documents and references will be provided to
participants prior to the course date for their review.
This course fills a need in the rehab professions in regards to progressing an athlete
through early stages of physical rehab to later stages of higher-level strength &