Course Schedule (7 total contact hours):

(This is an hourly breakdown of a typical course)

8:00am - 9:00am:  Introductions and Topic 1 (Mike)

Science Based Rehab: How the Evidence Leads Us

  • What is EBP?
  • Logical Fallacies and Biases
  • Understanding and implementing scientific principles into clinical practice

9:00am - 10:00am:  Topic 2 (Derek)

Cueing and Scaling with Exercise Prescription: Mitigating De-conditioning

  • Internal vs External Cuing
  • Regressions and Progressions for Exercise Prescription
  • Programming through rehab (Off-season, pre-season, on-season POC)

10:00am - 10:15 am:  Morning Break

10:15am - 11:15am: Topic 3 (Mike)

Considerations for Acute Versus Chronic Pain in the Athlete

  • Recognizing the differences between acute vs chronic pain
  • Normative healing parameters for acute injuries
  • Understanding chronic pain
  • Treatment considerations for acute vs chronic pain

11:15am - 12:00pm:  Topic 4 (Mike)

Loading Across the Lifespan: Indications for Resistance Training in Different Populations

  • Current evidence for youth strength training
  • Importance of strength training in geriatric populations
  • Acute:Chronic Workload Ratios - mitigating injury risk

12:00pm - 1:00pm:  Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm:  Topic 5 (Derek)

Low Back Pain in the Athlete:  What Really Matters?

  • Identifying Red Flags
  • Current evidence regarding low back pain management in athletic populations
  • Discuss what really matters in patient treatment for LBP

2:00pm - 3:00pm:  Topic 6 (Derek)

Current Concepts in the Treatment of Tendinopathy and Muscle Strains

  • Muscle strains and management
  • Tendinopathy staging
  • Tendinopathy POC based on current evidence
  • (isometrics → eccentrics → HSR)

3:00pm - 3:15pm:  Afternoon Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm:  Topic 7 (Mike & Derek)

Return to Sport Criteria for ACL Rehab

  • ACL common injury mechanisms
  • ACL repair type and the evidence
  • Current evidence on criteria for RTS post-ACL reconstruction

4:15pm - 5:00pm:  Q & A with presenters