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Upcoming Workshops

ACL Study Day
Aug
3
8:00 AM08:00

ACL Study Day

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ACL Study Day

ACL Study Day is a one-day, lecture style conference focusing on rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. It will provide 6 contact hours and is geared toward the rehabilitation professional. Our expert speakers will cover topics ranging surgical technique to return to play and beyond. Come join us on the beautiful UCLA campus for a day of learning. The information provided will be the most recent up-to-date research, clinically relevant, and enable you to take action right away in the clinic/training room.

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Don't miss out on early bird pricing for this event. It ends June 16th

The first 40 registrants will be entered to win some great door prizes which include: A copy of Brukner and Kahn's Clinical Sports Medicine text, a copy of Mike Reimans' new text Orthopedic Clinical Examination, a pair of Senaptec Strobe Glasses, and a gift certificate for free calibration of a hand held dynamometer from JLW Force


Schedule

8:00 Kristofer J Jones, MD - Everything you wanted to know about ACL Surgery in 2019: From revision to repair

9:15 Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC - Learned non-use following ACL reconstruction: How can we avoid it?

10:30 Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS - Neuroplasticity after ACL injury: Strategies to enhance neuromuscular control

12:00 Lunch catered thanks to Owens Recovery Science

1:00 Matt Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS - Current concepts for evidence-based return-to-sport decision-making after ACL reconstruction

2:15 Mark Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC - Second ACL injury risk prediction and mitigation: Current evidence and clinical applications

3:30 Elizabeth Wellsandt, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS - Osteoarthritis: A long-term consequence of ACL injury


Presenters

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Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner with Rich Willy, PT, PhD
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner with Rich Willy, PT, PhD

Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner

This is a two-day course that emphasizes putting the latest evidence into practice. Through a mix of didactic and laboratory sessions attendees will leave with practical skills that will enable them to fully evaluate the injured runner and design a comprehensive training approach to maximize outcomes. Click here to download a PDF flyer with more info.

Schedule

About the presenter

A rather long list of his published works can be seen here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Uwg17GYAAAAJ&hl=en


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Evidence Based Evaluation, Diagnosis and Post-Arthroscopic and Non-Surgical Rehabilitation of the Hip with Mike Reiman, PT, PhD
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Evidence Based Evaluation, Diagnosis and Post-Arthroscopic and Non-Surgical Rehabilitation of the Hip with Mike Reiman, PT, PhD

Evidence Based Evaluation, Diagnosis and Post-Arthroscopic and Non-Surgical Rehabilitation of the Hip

The rate of surgical intervention for patients with hip pain has increased 2500% in a recent seven-year period, the largest encountered for any region of the body. Post-surgical protocols for these surgical interventions vary widely and are poorly reported while non-surgical intervention has had limited reporting in the literature. This two-day course will equip the participant to clinically examine and diagnose hip pain as well as gain an understanding about what the literature does and does not say. Participants will gain skills to screen competing diagnoses and be able to discuss and detail post-surgical as well as non-surgical rehabilitation for the individual with hip pain while balancing that with understanding of surgical procedure and individual patient variability.

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About the presenter


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Clinical Running Essentials with Chris Johnson, PT
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Clinical Running Essentials with Chris Johnson, PT

Description

Running is a practical mode of exercise considering its wealth of documented health benefits and minimal barriers to entry. Running, however, is associated with a high incidence of lower extremity injury with studies highlighting that upwards of eighty percent of runners are likely to sustain an injury over the course of a given year. Clinicians working in an outpatient clinical setting would therefore be well served to refine their communication as well as their clinical skills and reasoning to foster improved outcomes in working with runners. This course is designed to help clinicians answer every runner’s most pressing question, “When can I run?” This will be accomplished by introducing a science-based framework that is rooted in the bio-psycho-social (BPS) model to help runners return to training through a graded exposure approach. An emphasis will be placed on communication strategies, motivational interviewing, running specific functional assessments, exercise prescription, and running gait analysis while demystifying the role and prescription of footwear. Given the predictable nature of running as an activity, clinicians will develop proficiency in guiding runners back to consistent and healthy training upon completion of this course.

Objectives

*All course participants will be provided with a digital binder prior to the course that provides them with all of the course slides and related material.

1. Objective: The participant will accurately describe the biomechanics, EMG, kinematics, and kinetics of walking and running while highlighting the key differences between these two modes of locomotion. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers.

2. Objective: The participant will identify the incidence and risk factors of running related injuries and the regions most likely to be affected. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers.

3. Objective: The participant will highlight key running related research and impact papers that have been published in recent years related to discussing prospective risk factors for injury. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers.

4. Objective: The participant will describe the components of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain and factors related to each component as it relates to managing injured runners. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers.

5. Objective: The participant will correctly identify the severity and drivers of running related injuries while screening for red flags. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers, case studies, and live demonstrations.

6. Objective: The participant will demonstrate competency in simple manual techniques and interventions related to the lower extremity of injured runners. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture and lab with feedback from instructor.

7. Objective: The participant will describe, demonstrate and provide cueing related to specific open and closed chain therapeutic exercises, which pertain to build running specific strength, neuromuscular control and comprehensive capacity. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers, and interactive lab with real-time demonstrations.

8. Objective: The participant will identify, describe, and discuss the role of compound strengthening exercises to improve one’s running economy and neuromuscular proficiency. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers as well as video demonstrations.

9. Objective: The participant will describe the three common strike patterns related to running as well as their respective implications as they relate to injury and performance. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers.

10. Objective: The participant will conduct a comprehensive running gait analysis and offer specific interventions from a gait retraining standpoint specific to various contexts. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture and lab where the class takes the course instructor through a treadmill running analysis.

11.Objective: The participant will design and implement a return to running program by applying a graded exposure model to safely return runners back to training and competition. Learning Strategy/Instruction Method: Lecture with question and answers as well as role playing.


Course Schedule

DAY 1

8:30-8:45 Welcome and introductions

8:45-9:15 Lecture - review basic pain science principles and the biopsychosocial (BPS) model as it relates to running injury management

9:15-9:45 Lecture - review the incidence, patterns, risk factors, and beliefs related running related injuries (RRIs)

9:45-10:00 Coffee break

10:00-10:30 Lecture - review the biomechanics and performance demands of walking and running

10:30-11:00 Discussion - staging and typing running RRIs

11:00-12:15 Lab - conducting a running specific evaluation and functional assessment as well as synthesis of findings as it relates to the clinical reasoning process

12:15-1:00 Lunch break

1:00-2:00 Lab – introduce “The Table Test” and discuss interpretation of findings

2:00-3:00 Lab – discuss manual therapy interventions and how they interface with the overall treatment plan

3:00-3:45 Lab - single leg postural stability training and marching: baseline drills and progressions

3:45-4:30 Lab - dynamic single leg closed chain motor control drills and progressions

4:30-5:00 Lab - recap of day one and overview of day two

DAY 2

8:30-8:45 Day 1 recap and chance for questions

8:45-9:15 Lecture – review barefoot running, minimalist shoes, and footstrike considerations and implications

9:15-10:30 Lecture – discuss lower limb tendinopathy and bone stress injury (BSI) evaluation and treatment considerations

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00: Lecture/Lab - review “The S’s of Treadmill Running Analysis” in addition to shoe selection and lacing considerations

12:00-12:45: Lunch break

12:45-1:45 Lab - advanced dynamic closed chain drills

1:45-2:30 Lecture – discuss principles of strength development and building comprehensive capacity for runners

2:30-3:15 Lecture/Lab – power and plyometric training considerations and guidelines

3:15-4:00 Lab - power and plyometric exercise selection and implementation during the late stages of rehab and as part of an overall training program

4:00-5:00 Case Study – conduct a running specific evaluation, interpret findings, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan

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Info about the presenter:

Chris completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, where he earned a bachelor of science with distinction while completing a senior thesis in the physical therapy department under Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler. Chris was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team, scholar athlete, team captain in 2000, and recipient of the Lee J Hyncik award for excellence in athletics and academics. He remained at the University of Delaware to earn a master’s degree in physical therapy while completing an orthopedic/sports graduate fellowship under Dr. Michael J. Axe of First State Orthopedics. Following graduation, he relocated to New York City to work at the world-renowned Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma of Lenox Hill Hospital as a physical therapist and researcher. He remained there for the ensuing eight years until 2010, when he opened his physical therapy and performance facility, Chris Johnson PT PLLC, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. In 2013, Chris relocated to Seattle to further pursue his professional work while taking advantage of a more active, outdoor lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2014, he opened Zeren PT LLC to provide unparalleled physical therapy and performance coaching for multisport athletes in the Pacific Northwest. Chris is also the co-founder and current CEO of RunCadence LLC, which is an IOS app that helps runners apply step rate manipulation to their training.

In addition to being a physical therapist, Chris is a certified triathlon coach (ITCA). Outside of his professional work, Chris races triathlon at the amateur elite level. He is a five-time USAT All American, two-time Kona Qualifier, and is one of the dominant age group athletes in long course triathlon. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature and is a sought after public speaker.

To learn more about Chris, please visit his website chrisjohnsonpt.com

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Pain, Science, and Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics with Sandy Hilton, PT
May
2
to May 3

Pain, Science, and Pelvic Health: Manual Therapy and Neurodynamics with Sandy Hilton, PT

Course Description: 
This super practical course will cut through the confusion and conflicting information around treating pelvic pain.  It is suitable for all health professionals who treat people with pelvic pain. The optional internal component is open to all participants who have prior training in vaginal and rectal examination. 

Participants will learn purposefully non-painful manual therapy techniques and neurodynamic options for the nerves of the abdomen, pelvis and upper leg. Labs will progress from acute to persistent pain treatment options and include education in self-treatment techniques for improved patient outcomes. Participants will be able to screen and design a progressive treatment for all of the major pelvic nerves. 

This course is full of movement and helps clinicians to push their creativity in order to design treatments for people who may be afraid to move.  Movement and exercise progression include return to fitness and heavy load as appropriate. The current evidence on pain and education are woven throughout the course. You will leave with an additional file of resources for use in your clinic and to help with adapting the information to your own
patient population.

Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to explain the structural relevance of the low back and pelvic anatomy in relation to peripheral neuropathy.
2) Participants will demonstrate active movements which will promote healthy and normal neurodynamics for the low back and pelvic neural anatomy.
3) Participants will be able to explain the biopsychosocial theories underpinning manual therapy for back and pelvic pain.
4) Participants will be able to demonstrate non-provocative manual therapy techniques for the pelvis and low back.
5) Participants will be able to adapt movements and pain education to fit their individual patients.

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Ethical Return to Sport Decision Making with Nicole Surdyka
Jan
19
4:30 PM16:30

Ethical Return to Sport Decision Making with Nicole Surdyka

Workshop overview

In this course we will review the decision making process in return to sport with consideration for both the APTA and NATA Code of Ethics. This course will challenge attendees with complicated case examples and uncomfortable, but necessary dialogue regarding the occasionally contradictory roles healthcare professionals have in the return to sport process.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the main roles of the healthcare professional in return to sport decision making

  • Identify other key stakeholders involved in the care of the athlete.

  • Develop a framework for guiding the return to sport decision making process.

  • Apply the Code of Ethics to the return to sport decision making process.



This course is approved for 0.2 CME for Athletic Trainers and is pending approval for California Physical Therapists. It will fulfill the ethics course requirements for PTs.

This course is approved for 0.2 CME for Athletic Trainers through the Board of Certification. Approved Provider number P10154. California physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can also claim 0.2 CME for this course, approval number CEC-924.


Schedule:

4:30 - 04:40 Intro

04:40 - 05:00: Defining successful return to sport

05:00 - 05:15: Utilizing the StARRT Framework to guide RTS

05:15 - 05:30: Review and application of APTA and NATA Code of Ethics as they relate to the Return to Sport process

05:30 - 05:45: Defining the roles of multiple stakeholders in the RTS process

05:45 - 06:15: Contextual Factors in the RTS process

06:15 - 06:30: Case Studies/Discussion


Nicole Surdyka is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband, Marc Surdyka, are the owners of Surdyka Physical Therapy and Performance, a concierge style cash-based practice. Aside from treating patients, Nicole also teaches a weekend continuing education course called Managing the [Un]Injured Soccer Player, runs a podcast called Complete Football Health Podcast, and creates content for her blog, social media, and YouTube pages. A former Division-1 soccer player herself, Nicole is passionate about spreading knowledge to soccer players and coaches regarding health, rehabilitation, performance training, and injury risk reduction for soccer players. In her free time, Nicole likes to read, workout, play soccer, and spend time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs, Rosie and Kai.

Nicole Surdyka is a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband, Marc Surdyka, are the owners of Surdyka Physical Therapy and Performance, a concierge style cash-based practice. Aside from treating patients, Nicole also teaches a weekend continuing education course called Managing the [Un]Injured Soccer Player, runs a podcast called Complete Football Health Podcast, and creates content for her blog, social media, and YouTube pages. A former Division-1 soccer player herself, Nicole is passionate about spreading knowledge to soccer players and coaches regarding health, rehabilitation, performance training, and injury risk reduction for soccer players. In her free time, Nicole likes to read, workout, play soccer, and spend time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs, Rosie and Kai.

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Load Management - Training Smarter and Harder with Tim Gabbett PhD
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Load Management - Training Smarter and Harder with Tim Gabbett PhD

World renowned sports scientist Tim Gabbett, PhD, is coming to California in January to hold a workshop on load monitoring and athlete management. Here he discusses why his course is relevant to any movement professional working with active populations.

Workshop overview

In this workshop participants will develop practical tools to enable more effective and quantifiable load monitoring of athletes. Ample evidence has shown that training harder is smarter and high chronic loads are protective from injury. Participants will be able to write their own programs to monitor load in their athletes, stage training effectively and implement best practices with whatever resources you have at your disposal. Participants will learn how to best integrate their professional knowledge of load monitoring and communicate effectively with coaches, trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and sports scientists. Additional attention is given regarding the adolescent athlete as well as return to play considerations. 

Dr. Gabbett has also published three blogs for us about load management. They can be viewed here, here and here.


This course has been approved for 1.3 CME for:

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  • California Physical Therapists (CEC-917)

  • Athletic Trainers (Board of Certification Approved Provider number P10154)

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (L1389-J19B1)

Schedule:

Day 1

7:45am-8:15am Participant check-in

8:15am-9:15am Coaching Roundtable – What is “Load Management” Really About?

This session will provide practitioners the opportunity to discuss the concepts around load management, and what it means for their practice. (Group Interaction)

9:15am-10:15am A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 1)

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

10:15am-10:30am Break

10:30am-11:30am A Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring (part 2)

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)

11:30am-12:30pm Monitoring with Minimal Resources

In this session, Tim will demonstrate how coaches can monitor their athletes’ training - even when they have minimal resources at their disposal. (Group Interaction)

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch break

1:30pm-2:30pm Putting Training Monitoring into Practice

Bring your laptops and tablets along! In this session, participants will use techniques learned from the preceding sessions to write their own programs. (Practical)

2:30pm-2:45pm Break

2:45pm-3.45pm Training Smarter and Harder

This session will highlight the latest evidence demonstrating that training harder is actually training smarter! (Lecture)

3:45pm-4:15pm Open Forum and Discussion (Group Discussion)

4:15-4:30 Check in for participants of Ethical Considerations in RTP Decision Making

4:30-6:30 Ethical Considerations in Return to Play Decision Making with Nicole Surdyka


Day 2
8:00am-8:45am Making a Difference in High Performance Sport

This session will discuss ways in which coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning staff and sport science researchers can develop an integrated program using an athlete-centered approach. (Lecture)

8:45am-9:45am Load Monitoring – It’s Not All About the “Ratio”!

In this session the most recent work on training monitoring will be discussed. Appropriately staged training (rather than simply monitoring) and its role in managing injury and pain will be explored. (Lecture)

9:45am-10:15am Break

10:15am-11:45am Developing Load Capacity in Adolescent Athletes

This session requires participants to work together to find ways to develop load capacity in adolescent athletes preparing to compete against elite senior international athletes. (Group-Based Problem-Solving)

11:45am-12:45pm Lunch break

12.45pm-2:15pm Return to Competition

This session will explore the timing, content and loading when returning to competition following minor and major injuries, and off-season break. (Practical Group Interaction)

2:15pm-2.45pm Break

2:45 pm-4:00pm Individualizing the Training Process

This session will discuss the process behind developing individualized training programs within a team environment. (Group Interaction)

4:00pm-4:30pm Open Forum and Discussion (Group Discussion)


About the presenter:

Tim Gabbett holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011) , with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition. He has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles. He continues to work as a sport science and coaching consultant for several high performance teams around the world. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 200 national and international conferences. He is committed to performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ to benefit high performance coaches and athletes. You can find out more about him at his website: https://gabbettperformance.com.au/


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