APPROVED FOR 5.5 EBP CEUs
Target Audience: This Clinical Evidence Based Practice course was developed specifically for athletic trainers.
Program Type: Clinical EBP
Level of Difficulty: Essential
Practice Domains (PA7):
(1) Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
(2) Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
(3) Immediate and Emergency Care
(4) Therapeutic Intervention
Schedule and Format: The course is delivered online using video/audio and learning checkpoints.
Evaluation & Treatment of Sports Related Lumbar Spine injuries
Douglas Sutton, MD
The ACL Athlete: The Physical Qualities for Rehabilitation to Athletic Performance
Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Graft Selection in ACL Reconstruction: Do Sex, Sport and Age Play a Role?
Jo A. Hannafin MD, PhD
Achilles Tendinopathy – Rehabilitation and Return to Sports
Karin Gravare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD
Conservative Management of Tarsal Navicular Stress Fractures
Joseph S. Torg, MD
Bridging Pain Science to the Forefront of Sports Rehabilitation
Scott Stackhouse, PT, PhD
Post-traumatic Arthritis Following ACL Injury
Nicole Cattano PhD, LAT, ATC
By the end of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Recognize the reported mechanism of low back pain in athletes.
2. Identify the potential mechanical causes of low back pain in adolescent and adult athletes.
3. Define the current best practice conservative and surgical management of athletic low back pain.
4. Describe a return to play assessment and progression for athlete with low back pain.
5. Describe the components of a return to sports testing battery following ACL reconstruction.
6. Define the concept of limb symmetry and its importance in regards to return to sport testing following ACL reconstruction.
7. Discuss the different strength training concepts and their effectiveness in regaining quad strength following ACL reconstruction.
8. Develop an evidence based return to play testing battery following ACL reconstruction.
9. Identify the various graft choices for ACL reconstruction.
10. List the pros and cons of the most common graft choices for ACL reconstruction.
11. Critique the potential effects of gender, sport, and age on graft choice for ACL reconstruction.
12. Define a best practice algorithm for graft choice selection for ACL reconstruction.
13. Identify risk factors for the development of achilles tendinopathy.
14. Discuss the various pathologies that may cause the clinical diagnosis of achilles tendinopathy.
15. Compare and contrast the various rehabilitation interventions for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy.
16. Describe an evidence based return to sports progression for athletes with achilles tendinopathy.
17. Identify the clinical exam and diagnostic imaging used in the diagnosis of tarsal navicular stress injuries.
18. Summarize the evidence in support of non-surgical management of tarsal navicular stress injuries.
19. Review the adjunct non-operative treatment options for tarsal navicular stress injuries.
20. Discuss the return to play assessment and progression for tarsal navicular stress injuries.
21. Describe fundamental aspects of pain science needed to treat patients with sports injuries.
22. Describe how pain sensitivity and psychosocial risk factors impact movement mechanics and return to play/activity readiness.
23. Explain how evidence-based pain sensitivity, cognitive and behavioral assessment strategies can be integrated into clinical care.
24. Identify successful treatment strategies for addressing pain sensitivity and psychosocial risk factors to improve patient outcomes.
25. Identify risk factors for development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis following ACL injury and reconstruction.
26. Discuss the implications of the various biomarkers on the occurrence and progression of post-traumatic arthritis following ACL injury.
27. Compare and contrast the various structure-modifying therapies for post-traumatic osteoarthritis following ACL injury and reconstruction.
28. Recognize the effect rehabilitation and sports participation have on the occurrence and progression of post-traumatic arthritis following ACL injury and reconstruction.
Sport Safety International (BOC Approved Provider #: P8228) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 5.5 Evidence Based Category hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent on the educational program.
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