Purpose, Knowledge or Performance Gap
The purpose of the course is to provide athletic trainers and physical therapists with the specific knowledge necessary to keep young athletes safe in sport, promote lifelong physical activity and reduce the risk of sport drop out.
- Long-term athletic development: implications for youth fitness and performance.
- Clinical assessment and the impact of growth and development on lower extremity bony alignment in the young athlete.
- Lower extremity angular disorders and miserable malalignment syndrome.
- Management of articular cartilage injury in the young athlete.
- Physical therapy considerations for lower extremity malalignment procedures and articular cartilage injury.
- Keeping athletes with significant spinal conditions in the game.
- Medical management of adaptive athletes.
- Interdisciplinary approach to adaptive sports.
- The female athlete and relative energy deficiency syndrome (RED-S).
- Life after sport: early onset osteoarthritis.
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Review current models of youth athletic development, physical literacy trends in the United States, strategies for recognition and prevention of gross motor incompetency.
- Understand biomechanical influences on the young athlete, including appropriate lower extremity assessments and correction strategies.
- Describe normal and abnormal lower limb alignment and how disorders of rotation and alignment may contribute to patellofemoral pathology.
- Describe surgical correction of lower extremity angular disorders.
- Discuss medical management of articular cartilage injuries in the young athlete, including diagnostic tools, surgical procedures and prognosis.
- Review the anatomy, pathophysiology and non-operative/operative rehabilitation considerations associated with lower extremity malalignment and articular cartilage defects.
- Understand anatomical and structural limitations to exercise participation in patients with macromastia, spinal conditions and post spinal fusion.
- Learn the importance of a thorough assessment of core strength in patients with chronic neck/back pain.
- Discuss considerations for providing medical care to the adaptive athlete.
- Review an interdisciplinary approach to athletes in adaptive sports, including the physical therapist’s role, proper seating and positioning for patient with spinal cord injury/ disorder, adaptive equipment.
- Understand the importance in developing a partnership with your local recreational therapist for the care of adaptive athletes.
- Understand the impact of relative energy deficiency syndrome in the young athlete, including impact on sport, screening tools and intervention.
- Discuss the research regarding overtraining and the early development of osteoarthritis, including risk factors identification, risk-reduction strategies and interventions.
PowerPoint outlines for each presentation will be provided to each course attendee.
According to the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Advance Level.
|7:00 a.m. -
|8:00 a.m. -
Jessica Thomas, MS, CCC-SLP
|8:10 a.m. -
|Long-Term Athletic Development; Implications for Youth Fitness and Performance
Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS
|8:50 a.m. -
|Clinical Assessment and the Impact of Growth and Development on Lower Extremity Bony Alignment in the Young Athlete
Manolo Molina, PT
|9:35 a.m. -
|Lower Extremity Angular Disorders and Miserable Mal-alignment
Scott Schoenleber, MD
|10:05 a.m. -
|Surgical Management of Articular Cartilage Lesions
Stephen Swirsky, DO
|10:35 a.m. -
|10:45 a.m. -
|Physical Therapy Considerations for Lower Extremity Mal-alignment Procedures and Articular Cartilage Injury
Jeffrey Fernandez, PT, DPT, OCS
|11:20 a.m. -
|Keeping Athletes with Significant Spinal Conditions in the Game
Kristin Hayden, PT, DPT
|12:00 p.m. -
|12:15 p.m. -
|1:15 p.m. -
|Medical Management of the Adaptive Athlete
Rani S. Gereige, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
|2:00 p.m. -
|An Interdisciplinary Approach to Adaptive Sports
Samanda Vasquez, PT, DPT
Alex Maitre, CTRS
|3:00 p.m. -
|The Female Athlete and RED-S
Melissa Schorpion, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS
|3:45 p.m. -
|Life After Sports
Stephanie Svoboda, DPT, MS, CSCS
|4:25 p.m. -
|4:40 p.m. -
Jessica Thomas, MS, CCC-SLP
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Payment by Credit Card
Outside Participants Registration $135
NCHS/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Employee Registration $99
Students Registration $67.50
NCHS / Nicklaus Children's Hospital Employees
Cancellation accepted up to 2 weeks prior to course with full refund. No refunds within 14 days of course.
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