This course explores how to apply various treatment options, including modalities, manual therapies, open- and closed-chain resistive exercises, strength and conditioning training, and functional activities and testing. Case studies provide the opportunity to apply strategies to realistic scenarios.
Progressive Rehabilitation of Lower Extremity Sports Injuries, Version 1.1, provides clear guidelines for assisting clinical decision making and establishes a standard order for progressing through the treatment of lower extremity injuries. With this convenient, easy-to-access, affordable course, you can update your knowledge regarding rehabilitation strategies while you earn continuing education credits. Developed by leading experts in the field, this updated version of a popular print course is now delivered entirely online, making it even more accessible and convenient than before.
The course outlines a five-stage approach that will safely rehabilitate athletes with lower extremity injuries:
1. Controlling pain
2. Restoring range of motion
3. Reestablishing neuromuscular control
4. Developing strength and power
5. Preparing for sport-specific activity
The course explores how to apply various treatment options, including modalities, manual therapies, open- and closed-chain resistive exercises, strength and conditioning training, and functional activities and testing. Case studies are included in the PDF student text to give you the opportunity to apply appropriate treatment goals and strategies to realistic injury scenarios.
In addition to the student text, the course includes videos that demonstrate a variety of treatment techniques for restoring neuromechanical function to the lower extremity. For each stage of rehabilitation, the videos include demonstrations of therapies and exercises that can be used in achieving specific treatment goals. These demonstrations show proper technique for performing each treatment and highlight how to avoid common mistakes. The video also illustrates several functional tests that you can use in evaluating an athlete’s readiness to return to the playing field.
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
• Identify the components of the neuromechanical basis of rehabilitation.
• Develop progressive rehabilitation programs that guide injured athletes through these five stages: controlling pain, restoring range of motion, reestablishing neuromuscular control, developing strength and power, and preparing for sport-specific activity.
• Differentiate the healing processes and rehabilitation needs of athletes suffering acute injury and those recovering from microtraumatic injuries and persistent pain syndromes.
• Recognize treatment strategies to use for athletes with acute and microtraumatic injuries at each stage of rehabilitation.
Finally, you’ll take an online course test, which covers material presented in the course, video, and student text.
Approved CE Credits
BOC (Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer)