Youth sport participation rates continue to increase. Associated with an increase in sport participation is an increase in both overuse and traumatic injury. Post-injury, many youth athletes have an expectation of returning to their previous health and level of function as quickly as possible. These expectations increase stressors on the sports medicine team to make sound evidence-based clinical decisions on safely returning the youth athlete to activity.
This hands-on, two-day advanced course will provide an in-depth analysis of lower extremity traumatic and overuse injuries affecting the youth athlete. This course will identify the latest evidence on tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries unique to the youth athlete. Special emphasis will be spent on understanding the effects of maturational status on motor planning and injury risk. Each course attendee will leave with both didactic and hands-on assessment tools to make informed, evidence-based rehabilitation and return-to-activity decisions. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course to illustrate key concepts. This interactive course will allow course participants to enhance their diagnostic, examination and treatment skills of injured youth athletes. The overall course objective is to provide attendees with a thorough frame-work to make informed decisions that will enable the course attendee to become an asset in your community to youth athletes, parents, physicians, and coaches. A comprehensive course packet will include pictures, references and clinical pearls for quick reference in the clinic.
My course is a comprehensive, evidence-based and interactive course intended to incorporate the fields of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and orthopedic physical therapy into an easy to understand treatment protocol that you can immediately utilize with your patients and clients on Monday morning.More Instructor Info
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.
15.5 hours of CME credit