Course Location:

Massachusettes College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Lincoln Square Academic and Student Center

10 Lincoln Square, Worcester, MA 01608

Date: 7/8/17

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Download the complete course packet here

Packet Includes:

  • Instructor Information
  • Hour-by-hour Course Schedule
  • Scientific References

Course Description:

Scientific Principles of Sports Rehabilitation is a seminar dedicated to understanding and implementing scientific principles for clinical decision making regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries.  The course discusses a wide array of topics ranging from cuing/scaling exercise prescription, loading across the lifespan, muscle strains, tendinopathies, low back pain, and return to sport for ACL injuries.  After completion of the course, attendees will have a broad understanding of the current best scientific evidence regarding the aforementioned topics and how to apply such knowledge to clinical practice.  The course will be lecture and demonstration based involving audio/visual presentation and attendee participation for select topic discussions.  

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand and implement scientific principles for clinical decision making and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries
  2. Discuss methodology for justifying those principles using the best current evidence
  3. Provide information regarding cueing and scaling for exercise prescription in attempt to mitigate de-conditioning of the athlete during rehab
  4. Explain the difference between acute and chronic pain in athletes, as well as treatment modifications for each
  5. Discuss the current evidence regarding loading strategies across the lifespan for youth to elderly patient populations
  6. Provide current evidence regarding low back pain management in athletic populations
  7. Discuss and understand the current evidence in the treatment of tendinopathies and muscle strains
  8. Understand the current evidence on return to sport criteria for ACL injuries in athletic populations