Full Course Description
Module 1 | When Rehab & Fitness Collide: Proven Pre- & Post-Rehab Techniques & Interventions
Explore an evidence-based lecture and lab where we will play with concepts related to the use of foam rollers, mobility tools and vibration in your rehab practice! Foam rolling has come a long way, with numerous studies supporting the use of tissue mobilization as a pre- and post-rehab intervention that can enhance your existing practice. Interventional techniques for sports medicine and neuromuscular patients will be discussed. Join us for this blend of lecture and lab to expand your understanding of how these techniques can benefit your patient population whether you work with athletes or older adults!
- Employ new uses of foam rollers, elastic therapeutic bands and agility equipment
- Analyze pre and post rehab use of therapeutic fitness equipment
- Evaluate techniques for exercise progression and regression programing
Interventional Tools to Enhance Your Existing Practice
Pre and Post rehab Use of Therapeutic Fitness Equipment
Exercise Progression and Regression
- New uses of: foam rollers, elastic therapeutic bands and agility equipment
- Research review
- New vs. old techniques
Module 2 | Runner’s Rehab, Part 1: Anatomy and Mechanics
“I run because it is who I am, not just something I do.”
Running defines some people. Physically and emotionally painful, injury leaves many runners disconnected and lost.
If you’re chasing pain from joint to joint without getting to the “whys” of running injuries, you’re not just losing time, money, and referrals, you’re failing to give your patients’ back a key component of who they are.
Created by one of the most trusted names in sports rehabilitation, the Runner’s Rehab Master Class will teach you how you can achieve incredible results with a wide range of running injuries using today’s top evaluation and treatment strategies!
Dr. Jamey Gordon has over 20 years of experience treating runners and helping athletes achieve peak performance in the MLB, NFL, NBA, and Olympics.
In this recording, he shares a proven framework for rehabilitating runners that combines today’s best practices to correct movement dysfunctions, manage symptoms, and achieve immediate improvements in function so your patients can safely cross the finish line.
Make yourself the go-to resource for resolving frustrating running injuries in your clinic or facility, and feel the satisfaction of giving runners back a part of who they are!
- Evaluate the latest advances in running rehabilitation and their implications for therapy
- Outline strategies for more quickly identifying the root causes of pain and functional limitations
- Integrate effective interventions that can be used immediately to eliminate pain, restore function, and improve running performance
- Combine multiple modalities effectively for better results, including joint and soft tissue mobilization, stretching and strengthening techniques, orthotics, functional movement assessment, exercise, and patient education
- Design advanced, innovative plans of care for a wide range of running impairments and performance enhancement goals
- Apply the assessments and interventions discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN RUNNER’S HEALTH
HANDS-ON LAB: UPGRADE YOUR ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL REASONING SKILLS
- How cutting edge research is helping patients cross the finish line
HANDS-ON LAB: REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR RUNNING PATIENTS
- Get to the root cause of impairments faster with better evaluation techniques for:
- Foot, knee, shin, hip, and back pain
- Movement dysfunction
- Fascial and joint restrictions
- Muscle tightness and weakness
- Balance, stability and mobility
- Nerve entrapments
HANDS-ON LAB: COMBINE MULTIPLE TECHNIQUES MORE EFFECTIVELY FOR BETTER RESULTS
- Practice today’s most effective techniques to:
- Correct and enhance movement
- Eliminate pain
- Loosen tight muscles
- Decompress entrapped nerves
- Reduce reinjury
- Boost speed, power and endurance
- Enhance balance, coordination, stability and mobility
- Improve patient buy-in
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ADVANCED TREATMENT AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT PLANS FOR YOUR PATIENTS
- Practice integrating:
- Joint mobilization
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Stretching and strengthening techniques
- Functional movement assessment and targeted corrections
- Home exercise prescription
- Patient education
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
- Develop effective, innovative strategies for specific impairments, including:
- Foot and heel impairments
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel and foot pronation
- Tibial torsion
- Tight heel cords
- Knee and thigh impairments
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Shin splints
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Tight/strained calves
- Tight/strained hamstrings
- Femoral acetabular impingement
- Genu varum (bow legging)
- Limb length discrepancy
- Hip and back impairments
- Mechanical imbalance
- Pelvic imbalance
- Spinal curvature
- Degenerative disk
- Sacroiliac dysfunctions
- Age-related degeneration
DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE!
- Case study 1: Correctly select the root cause of impairment
- Case study 2: Identify and correct complex movement dysfunction
- Case study 3: Evaluate and treat hip pain during running
- Case study 4: Design an advanced treatment strategy and training plan for a high level athlete
- Case study 5: Improve athletic performance and power output
- Case study 6: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
- Coding and billing updates for runner’s rehab
- Justify therapy with the right progress measures
- Avoid denials and audits with these tips
Module 6 | Knee Secrets: Progressions and Assessments from the Table to the Field
Patient care requires the ability to assess individuals with the big picture in mind while also finding limiting factors that prevent optimal performance of your patient's goals. Clinicians are tasked with progressing individuals, often times from a painful state to the goal of high performance. Join Dr. Tony Mikla for a recording that will highlight approaches for individuals with knee limitations. He will present:
- The full spectrum of knee assessment and intervention for every patient type and ability level
- How to organize the evaluation and assessment process to achieve consistent diagnosis.
- Functional exercise progressions that work!
You’ll learn how to assess an individual, determine what needs to be a key focus, and implement a sound plan to effectively reach your patients’ goals. Packed with mobility interventions, strategies to develop stability and control and advanced strength, power & return to sport strategies – this recording will give you tactics to employ immediately.
- Develop respect for the biomechanics, joint contributions, and myofascial layerings that influence lower quarter performance and health
- Demonstrate proficiency in movement and tissue capacity assessments as well as appropriate selection of interventions for the knee based on assessments
- Develop proficiency implementing exercise progressions and regressions along the Kime rehabilitation to performance continuum
- Knee and Lower Extremity Evaluation and Assessment. Determining the nature and stage to develop a functional path.
- Mobility intervention strategies
- Developing Stability and Control
- Advanced Strength, Power, and return to sport strategies that are practical and specific
Module 7| Functional Movement Techniques for Golf Rehabilitation & Performance
Create custom programs tailored to the needs of golfers and increase your cash-based revenue stream! Dr. Meghan Helwig will help you to assess the most common impairments and walk through her tried and true methods for treating patients with impingement, poor movement patterns, post-joint replacement/labral tear repair and osteoarthritis. These streamlined tactics will improve posture and balance while also addressing mechanical issues commonly found in the golf swing. Best of all? Explore novel approaches that incorporate the tools you already own for faster recovery and better outcomes: myofascial cups, kinesiology tape, IASTM tools and compression bands. You’ll learn functional movement techniques that address the most common complaints from golfers, get results fast and set your services apart!
- Investigate the combination of the joint by joint model and the skin/brain connection
- Differentiate stability and/or mobility dysfunctions in the golf swing and how to identify possible “leaks in the system”
- Appraise the general concepts behind the use of various tools and how they can be used to facilitate changes in posture and performance.
Systemic Influences on Movement & Performance
Screening and Assessment for Golf Performance
- Joint by joint model
- Skin/brain connection
- Implications for kinematic swing sequence
Tools and Techniques to Improve Performance
- Typical swing faults + correlated movement screens
- Identify if stability or mobility is the main issue
- Most common injuries and their impact on golf swing
- Myofascial cups
- Kinesiology tape
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Compression band therapy
- Therapeutic exercise
- Specific strategies for:
- Set up
Module 8 | Infusing Stability and Mobility for Efficient Overhead Movements
The shoulder is the most complex joint in the human body, which makes treating and training overhead athletes very challenging. The shoulder requires a delicate balance of both stability and mobility to maximize production. Bringing a wealth of experience to the table, you’ll dive into:
- A better understanding of the shoulder’s relationship within the entire kinetic chain
- A simple five-step process for training stability and mobility
- Interventions that reduce pain and improve performance
Join NCAA athletic trainer Mitch Hauschildt as he presents strategies to create healthy, bulletproof shoulders that can catapult active individuals into higher levels of performance.
- Determine key mobility and stability issues that affect the shoulder and larger system overall.
- Investigate several simple, key exercises that address both mobility and stability for the overhead athlete.
- Implement a structured training program to maximize shoulder output.
- The relationship between mobility and stability within the human body
- Understanding the complex nature of the shoulder complex and how it ties into the rest of the kinetic chain
- Five step process for training stability and mobility for the shoulder joint
- Introduce specific stability and mobility interventions
Module 9 | Expand Your Sports Rehab Toolbox
When working with athletes, no single modality can do the job. You need an entire toolbox of techniques, strategies and knowledge to improve all the variables involved in preparing, repairing, sustaining and improving an athlete. Don’t miss out on the new approaches that can help get the most out of your patients.
- Assess and determine the immediate physiologic need of your athlete
- Apply tools for the various phases of rebuilding your athlete
- Design strategies to implement these tools to an athlete’s program
Assess and Determine the Immediate Physiologic Need of Your Athlete
- From trauma to stronger
- Performance improvement
Rebuilding your Athlete: Applying tools for the various phases
- The tools needed to improve preparation for mobility, movement, stability, posture, strength, power, and rigidity.
- When to use these tools
Design Strategies to Implement These Tools into an Athlete’s Program
- Review of current literature
- Strategy needed to improve performance and decrease injury
- Improve the individual program design to improve performance and decrease injury
Module 10 | Truth, Lies, & Running Analysis: How to be the Running Expert in Your Community
Have you ever wanted to incorporate Running Analysis into your gym or clinic? Join Dr. Mulholland and learn why you should be marketing to runners! Discover how easy it is to:
- Perform a ‘low cost’ gait analysis
- How to spot the most common biomechanical errors in runners
- Identify the type of foot strike that is increasing risk of injury
Lastly, we will “bust” some popular running beliefs. What is the optimal foot strike? What about the “minimalist” running movement? How do I choose the best running sneaker for me? Simple, evidence-based advice to improve your clinical skills immediately!
- Develop an understanding of communication strategy for marketing running services to runners, coaches and parents.
- Examine low cost gait analysis strategies, technology and reporting.
- Develop proficiency in assessment of several key areas of gait analysis including foot strike, shoe choices and striding.
Why you should be marketing and treating runners in your office
How to do a “low-cost” running analysis in your gym/clinic
- They’re always hurt! (50-80% injury rate per year)
- There is a “running boom” going on
- Improves your clinical skills
- Runners talk to each other (great marketing for your clinic)
- Athletes strive to improve performance
Common technique and biomechanical issues with runners
- What type of equipment do you need (treadmill, camera, etc..)
- What type of software do you need (if any?)
- What to charge for a session?
- How long should a session take?
- What services are included in a run analysis session?
Discuss the current research concerning the “minimalist” running movement
- Review and explain the seven most common gait errors and how to correct them
- Excessive Leaning at waist and/or excessive lumbar lordosis
- Improper arm swing
- Too much vertical motion
- Anterior head carriage and/or excessive thoracic kyphosis
- Asymmetrical stride
- The “cross-over” stride
- Quick “self-test” to see if you suffer from cross-over gait
- Demonstrate what type of runners rarely have a cross-over gait
- What are the claims being made by the “pro-minimalist” running movement?
- Optimal foot strike position
- How to choose the best sneaker
- Learn when you should replace your sneakers
- Break down several running analysis videos using techniques learned earlier
BFR for Performance: Advanced Drills for Next Level Treatment
If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to work with your patients, then you must add blood flow restriction (BFR) to your practice today and join an elite group of peers who are already applying this therapy.
Tap into muscle fatigue that you never even comprehended was possible. When a cuff is used to reduce blood flow, your patient gets both mechanical and metabolic stimulation at the same time – more bang for your buck! View this session to watch Ed dive into common lower extremity injuries and how to use BFR to accelerate recovery in:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Jumper’s knee
- Hamstring issues
In this training, you’ll learn advanced drills for pushing your clients to the next level. Help your clients build strength, hypertrophy and endurance while increasing your opportunities for career advancement and patient referrals.
- Differentiate BFR versus non BFR based rehabilitation.
- Assess the benefits of using BFR to your late stage BFR rehabilitation programming.
- Evaluate the use of ischemic pre-conditioning prior to high intensity and plyometric type training.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Adding BFR to Your Late Stage Rehab Programming
- Physiological impacts of occlusion
- Implications for strength and hypertrophy
- Clinical applications of BFR
Implementing Ischemic Pre-Conditioning
- Perspectives on priming the system
- Offsetting higher loading volumes
- Reducing risk with lighter loads
- Common techniques for pre-exercise
- High intensity/plyometrics
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) – An Emerging Breakthrough in Rehab Care
Learn about the greatest innovation for rehab providers in the 21st century. Discover how blood flow restriction training bio-hacks the body to achieve considerable increases in muscle size and strength while exercising with very light loads.
- Investigate the evidence supporting blood flow restriction training
- Assess the populations with most to benefit from BFR
- Demonstrate safe and effective placement of BFR cuffs
Evidence Supporting Blood Flow Restriction Training
- Research trends
- Latest meta analyses
Populations who benefit the most from BFR
- Post-op, painful/load compromised, athletic endurance athletes
- Validated with scientific evidence
- Uses across sports medicine continuum
How Blood Flow Restriction Training Works
- Muscle cell physiology
- Metabolic pathways
- Hypertrophy/strength timelines
- Energy systems
- Mechanical vs metabolic stimulus
- Force-velocity relationship
- Muscle fiber recruitment
Local skeletal muscle adaptions
- Cell swelling
- Metabolite induced fatigue
- Satellite cell proliferation
- Bone growth
- Cardiovascular system regulation
- Pressor reflex
- Soft tissue repair
- Tendon repair
- Muscle damage
- Reduced pain
Indications and Contraindications of BFRT
- Relative vs absolute contraindications
- Thrombus and tPA
Placement of BFR Cuffs
- Tourniquet and Doppler application
- Avoidable tourniquet risks
- Importance of LOP assessment