Lower Quarter Sports: Prevention to Performance


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This advanced lower quarter course is designed to provide clinicians with the ability to actively review current updates in literature relative to injury prevention programs, sports performance enhancement and functional outcome measures.  Each participant should have successfully completed a comprehensive lower quarter course(s) regarding anatomy, biomechanics, differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment prior to attending this course.  Participants will be able to identify faulty biomechanics of running, jumping and landing, implement and interpret lower extremity functional outcome measures, clinically reason how best to progress your patients based on tissue healing and physiological adaptation, and be able to integrate the principles of injury prevention & sports performance programs to fully rehabilitate their patients and clients for return to higher function, life, work and sport.

Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, ATs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructional Methods: Hands-on lab, lecture with Q&A, group discussion, patient cases, evidence review

Course Completion Requirements: must attend entire 2-day course, complete the post-course survey and post-course learner assessment

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CEU Approval Information

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16 Hour Course

15 CCUs awarded through ProCert

16 CEUs awarded through AOTA

16 CEUs will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers




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Course Objectives

Interpret literature and gain a better understanding and knowledge as to the science and art of sports performance and injury prevention programs including but not limited to periodized, physiological progression of plyometrics to prevent injury and improve rehabilitation outcomes.
Identify the lower quarter kinetic chain and causes of breakdowns which contribute to common lower quarter injuries and reduced athletic performance.
Demonstrate and teach proper warm-up, running, jumping and landing techniques to assist with injury prevention and integration into a functional rehabilitation program.
Create a return to running program that is evidence based and safe for the recreational runner to the elite athlete and those in between.
Develop and implement injury prevention and sports performance principles including plyometric progression into the therapy program to fully rehabilitate your patient/client for return to full function and sport.
Interpret literature relative to Lower Extremity functional tests and gain the knowledge and confidence to incorporate the tests into daily practice for improved functional outcomes with your patients.
Perform and interpret Functional Hop Tests for determining how best to modify or to progress a patient/clients rehab program and when the patient is ready for return to sports and/or discharge from rehabilitation.
Clinically reason the need and application of appropriate bracing and or taping techniques to utilize to assist with recovery and possible use for return to function, work and/or sport.


Saturday Agenda
Time                  Topic
8:00–8:30           Introduction & Course Overview
8:30–9:15           Functional LQ Rehab: The Science of PT & What’s our Mission
10:00–10:30       Biomechanics & Pathomechanics, Common Compensations and Injuries10:30– 10:45   BREAK
10:45–12:00       LAB: Core
12:00–1:00         Lunch
1:00–2:00           Science & Art of Sports Performance & Injury Prevention
2:00–2:30           Science; Art of Sports Performance & Injury Prevention
2:30-2:45            Break
2:45–5:30           LAB: Dynamic Flexibility, Form Drills, And Linear Progression

Sunday Agenda
Time                  Topic
8:00–8:30           Review & QA
8:30–9:30           Science & Art of Sports Performance & Injury Prevention cont’d
9:30–10:00         LAB: Dynamic Flexibility, Form Drills
10:00–10:45       LAB: Lateral Progression & Plyometric
10:45–11:00       Break
11:00–12:00       Science & Art of Injury Prevention – ACL/LQ
12:00-1:00          Functional Lower Quarter Rehab



Bill Johnson
Jarrad Matthews


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