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Kyle Matsel

PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Dr. Matsel is faculty at the University of Evansville, where he teaches in the musculoskeletal content areas of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville in 2011 and his PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2021. Dr. Matsel is the director of the ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Matsel is engaged in patient care at ProRehab as a physical therapist specializing in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dr. Matsel presents nationally on topics related to comprehensive, systematic movement-based assessment and testing. He has also consulted with a number of collegiate and professional sports teams regarding injury prevention and performance enhancement.

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Athletic Low Back Pain: Secrets for Effective Management and Treatment

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Athletic Low Back Pain: Secrets for Effective Management and Treatment

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 37 Minutes

Management of low back pain in athletes can be frustrating and intimidating for the rehabilitation professional. Typically, athletes are under a large amount of pressure to return to sport quickly and perform at their highest level. How can we streamline treatment in a way that builds confidence in the treatment plan for the provider and is effective at managing the athlete's low back pain? Dr. Kyle Matsel highlights four different case presentations of athletes with varying types of low back pain and demonstrates the best application of treatment for the athlete with low back pain. The goal of this course is to sharpen the treatment skills of the sports physical therapist through live case examples for athletes with low back pain and improve clinical decision-making skills regarding exercise progression and return to sport.

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Overcoming Cervical and Thoracic Spine Dysfunction in Athletes

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Overcoming Cervical and Thoracic Spine Dysfunction in Athletes

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Video Runtime: 72 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 51 Minutes

Despite aggravating spinal pain, most athletes continue to participate in sports even at the cost of decreased performance and increasing injury risk. Proper management and rehabilitation are critical to minimizing time loss from sports and maximizing long-term musculoskeletal health. Dr. Kyle Matsel presents the best knowledge and application of treatment for the athlete with neck pain. The goal of this course is to streamline the treatment of athletes with neck and upper back pain that limits their participation. Upon completion of this course, the sports physical therapist (PT) will understand how to improve cervical and thoracic spine mobility deficits with manual therapy techniques targeting specific impairments. The sports PT will also be able to appropriately guide the athlete through a movement-based exercise progression. Live case examples of athletes with cervical and thoracic injuries will assist the sports PT in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and patient/parent education.

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Clinical Reasoning for the Spine-Injured Athlete

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD and Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Clinical Reasoning for the Spine-Injured Athlete

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Video Runtime: 90 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 38 Minutes

Injuries to the neck and upper back can be complex, with diagnoses that are potentially catastrophic for athletes. An effective musculoskeletal examination is critical to effectively manage these athletes to maximize functional recovery. Dr. Kyle Matsel and Dr. Todd Arnold team up to present the most systematic and efficient approach to examination for athletes with neck and upper back dysfunction. The goal of this course will be to sharpen the decision-making and examination skills of the sports physical therapist to develop the most effective plan of care or determine if a medical referral is warranted. Live case examples of athletes with cervical and thoracic injuries will assist the sports physical therapist and athletic trainer in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and patient/parent education.

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Secrets of Mastering the Athletic Low Back Pain Examination

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD and Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Secrets of Mastering the Athletic Low Back Pain Examination

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Video Runtime: 89 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

Most athletes continue to participate in sports despite aggravating spinal pain that can limit performance and increase the risk of time-loss injury. How can we better diagnose and treat athletic back pain? Dr. Kyle Matsel and Dr. Todd Arnold team up to present the best knowledge and application of treatment for athletes with spinal pain. The goal of this course is to sharpen the decision-making and examination skills of the sports physical therapist (PT) and to streamline the treatment of athletes with low back pain that limits participation. Live case examples of patients with lumbar spine injuries will assist the sports PT in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and patient/parent education.

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The Athletic Cervical and Thoracic Spine Exam: A Systematic Approach

Presented by Todd Arnold, MD and Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

The Athletic Cervical and Thoracic Spine Exam: A Systematic Approach

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Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 42 Minutes

Injuries to the neck and upper back can be complex, with diagnoses that are potentially catastrophic for athletes. An effective musculoskeletal examination is critical to manage these athletes effectively and maximize functional recovery. Dr. Kyle Matsel and Dr. Todd Arnold team up to present the most systematic and efficient approach to examination for athletes with neck and upper back dysfunction. The goal of this course will be to sharpen the decision-making and examination skills of the sports physical therapist to develop the most effective plan of care or determine if a medical referral is warranted. Live case examples of athletes with cervical and thoracic injuries will assist the sports physical therapist and athletic trainer in the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and patient/parent education.

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Return to Full Performance After ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Return to Full Performance After ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 153 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 27 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 standard MedBridge courses.

While rehabilitation professionals may understand how to address impairments early after ACL reconstruction, frequently it is challenging to integrate evidence-based practices for return to high-level function and sport, including addressing known risk factors. Higher-level exercise progressions that address speed, power, and agility are common in the later stages of rehabilitation, but many rehabilitation professionals do not fully integrate proper fundamental movement correction into this training. Better fundamental movement training foundation, combined with power, speed, and agility, provides for higher-level performance, more efficient rehabilitation, and better return-to-sport outcomes.

The goal of this course is to equip the rehabilitation professional with research-based examination techniques and interventions for the later stages of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation. Additionally, the clinician will be able to identify and mitigate known risk factors for injury as part of the rehabilitation process.

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ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation: Beyond the Protocol (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation: Beyond the Protocol (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 155 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 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 standard MedBridge courses.

This course will give an evidence-based system to optimize both rehabilitation and outcomes for patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction. By laying a solid foundation in the first months postoperatively, the clinician will set the patient up for success in the next phase of rehabilitation and ultimately help return the patient to the highest level of performance.

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Exploring Popular Questions About Evidence-Based Practice (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD, Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS , and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Exploring Popular Questions About Evidence-Based Practice (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Rehabilitation providers often have difficulty implementing evidence in patient care. Patients, clients, coaches, or referral sources depend on rehabilitation providers to address tough questions regarding patient outcomes, but all providers may not be up-to-date with the current recommendations based on the literature. The goal of this course is to provide real-world application of the research in clinical practice by addressing common questions that rehabilitation professionals may have in a variety of areas.
This course will address common evidence-based practice questions to better prepare athletic trainers and other providers to educate their patients and design optimal rehabilitation programs to improve outcomes. The questions addressed in this course include

1) Does graft type influence your rehabilitation process after ACL reconstruction?
2) What factors influence the decision-making process of whether patients with a lumbar spondylolisthesis should be braced?
3) Are group-based arm care programs effective at reducing injury incidence?

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Upping Your Game in ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Upping Your Game in ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

ACL reconstruction rehabilitation seems straightforward, yet it is incredibly complex. With so many impairments to work on, how do you prioritize what to address and when to address it? And then how do you know the patient is ready for the next phase of rehab? How do you do this in an efficient manner under the constraints of insurance? Then, when the time comes, how do you know when your patient is ready to return to sport? This course will merge an evidence-based perspective with real-world practice experience and give you a clear rehabilitation process rather than a rigid protocol to follow. This course will give an evidence-based road map to optimize both rehabilitation and outcomes for patients who have undergone an ACL reconstruction. The course will conclude with clear return-to-sport and discharge criteria to ensure the patient is ready to go back to sport with as many risk factors removed as possible.

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Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS and Phil Plisky, PT, DSc, OCS, ATC, CSCS

Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Looking to improve the performance and durability of your baseball players? Injury prevention efforts have fallen short in baseball, and players are still getting injured at alarming rates. Whether you are rehabilitating a pitcher or helping a team with their arm care system, there are certain risk factors and activities that are essential to the health and performance of your players. Through this course, you will learn how to easily identify and manage injury risk factors with simple testing procedures. Whether you are returning a player to sport after injury or designing a prevention program, there are key risk factors and activities that must be considered for optimal arm care programming. You'll also learn tips for appropriate recovery after throwing, no matter the level of the player. This course is designed to enable physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to effectively design and implement this information into their practice immediately.

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Assessing and Treating Athletes With Extension-Oriented Low Back Pain (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Kyle Kiesel, PT, PhD and Kyle Matsel, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, CSCS

Assessing and Treating Athletes With Extension-Oriented Low Back Pain (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 48 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Sports medicine professionals who evaluate and treat athletes with low back pain (LBP) should clearly identify a directional preference (flexion or extension) to complement the associated medical diagnosis. In the case of an extension-oriented problem, imaging should be obtained to allow for accurate classification of any bony lesion present. Staging of lumbar spondylolysis to include early, progressive, or terminal needs to be considered to best form a plan of care and return-to-sport target date. Rehabilitation efforts should include standard core stabilization, and an emphasis should be placed on identifying and correcting common movement impairments often not identified in routine LBP care. Finally, discharge testing should include clearing known movement-oriented risk factors to maximize the probability of a successful return to sport and minimization of reinjury.

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Webinars with Kyle Matsel

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Dec 2, 2023

ACL Rehabilitation Summit: Session 2

Presented by Robert J. Butler, Dustin R. Grooms, Kyle Matsel, and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Sep 8, 2022

Return to Full Performance after ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation

Presented by Kyle Matsel and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Aug 9, 2022

ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation: Beyond the Protocol

Presented by Kyle Matsel and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Dec 16, 2021

Exploring Popular Questions About Evidence-Based Practice

Presented by Kyle Kiesel, Kyle Matsel, and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Dec 9, 2021

Upping Your Game in ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation

Presented by Kyle Matsel and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Nov 11, 2021

Maximizing Arm Health and Recovery in Baseball Players

Presented by Kyle Matsel and Phil Plisky

No Recording Available

Oct 19, 2021

Assessing and Treating Athletes With Extension-Oriented Low Back Pain

Presented by Kyle Kiesel and Kyle Matsel

No Recording Available

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