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Ethical Return to Sport Decision Making with Nicole Surdyka

  • Variant Training lab 314 State St (map)

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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