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Joint Therapy for Athletes (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Jim Schilling, PhD, LAT, ATC

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Financial: Jim Schilling receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. He has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Jim Schilling has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 149 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from those of standard MedBridge courses.

Athletic populations encounter high external loads to joints and repeated stress to specific areas of joint capsules, causing joint dysfunction and pain. Practitioners need to be aware of current evidence in the treatment of joint dysfunction and how to apply it for improved outcomes with active populations.

Join us for this joint therapy webinar for physical therapists and athletic trainers whose patients primarily consist of active populations. The webinar will review an evidence-based protocol to improve joint range of motion in stiff joints and a systematic approach to newly created joint stability interventions that address specific goals with unstable joints. These techniques provide customized patient care and injury prevention in joints involved in activities that challenge joint stability or cause stiffness to specific areas of joint capsules. This webinar will review relevant literature, provide video demonstrations of physical tests and treatment interventions, and conclude with summaries compiling essential and applicable information.

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish categories of joint dysfunction
  • Formulate causes of joint stiffness
  • Extrapolate causes of joint instability
  • Examine joint mobility testing techniques for the spine and upper and lower extremity
  • Apply joint stiffness treatment interventions and goals for the spine and upper and lower extremities
  • Apply joint instability treatment interventions and goals for the spine, sacroiliac joint, and upper and lower extremities

Meet Your Instructor

Jim Schilling, PhD, LAT, ATC

I was employed in the clinical setting for more than 20 years. I also have more than 14 years in academia, primarily teaching musculoskeletal injury evaluation and rehabilitation. My educational background is in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, curriculum, and instruction. Additionally, I have completed professional development courses in manual therapy and have clinical experience…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Joint Therapy for Athletes: Introduction and Cervical Spine

In this chapter, we will cover background information on joint dysfunction, including joint stiffness etiology and evidence for specific treatment protocols, as well as background information on joint dynamic stability insufficiency and suggested interventions with goals. We will also cover cervical spine joint dysfunction assessment, treatment intervention techniques, and goals.

2. Joint Therapy for Athletes: Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, and Sacroiliac Joint

In this chapter, we will cover thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction assessment, treatment techniques, and goals.

3. Joint Therapy for Athletes: Upper Extremity

In this chapter, we will review assessment measures, treatment techniques, and goals for sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular, glenohumeral, humeroulnar, proximal radioulnar, and carporadial joint dysfunction.

4. Joint Therapy for Athletes: Lower Extremity

In this chapter, we will review assessment measures, treatment techniques, and goals for femoroacetabular, tibiofemoral, proximal tibiofibular, distal tibiofibular, and talocrural joint dysfunction.

5. Question and Answer Session

In this chapter, questions that were submitted during the live webinar event are answered by Jim Schilling.

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