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Lauren Butler

PT, DPT, SCS

Lauren Butler is a pediatric sports physical therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the supervisor of the Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center. She earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from Florida International University and is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy.

Lauren has extensive training and expertise in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation and injury prevention and dance medicine. In addition to being a skilled clinician, Lauren also serves as a clinical researcher in the area of pediatric physical literacy and ACL injury prevention. Lauren previously served as the chair of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society Injury Prevention Research Interest Group and is a member of the PRiSM Rehabilitation and Sports Specialization Research Interest Groups.

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Introduction to Pediatric and Adolescent Athletic Rehabilitation

Presented by Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS

Introduction to Pediatric and Adolescent Athletic Rehabilitation

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Video Runtime: 29 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

Knowledge of pediatric-specific considerations is often lacking in the general orthopedic and sports rehabilitation setting. This course will provide clinicians with an overview of important and unique differences that must be taken into account when rehabilitating the pediatric athlete/patient. This course will introduce a rehabilitation framework, review common pediatric specific musculoskeletal pathologies, discuss the impact of growth and development on the rehabilitation process, and provide unique strategies for the correction of movement pattern dysfunction. This is an intermediate-level course for physical therapists and athletic trainers working in the outpatient or sports facility setting.

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Advanced Rehab Concepts for Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injuries

Presented by Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS

Advanced Rehab Concepts for Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injuries

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Video Runtime: 65 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

Evidence-based pediatric ACL rehabilitation guidelines are limited, thus adult rehabilitation guidelines are often followed for pediatric patients despite significant differences between these populations. This course will provide clinicians with a framework for the rehabilitation of the pediatric and adolescent athlete after ACL reconstruction, including benchmark testing for progression. This course will also provide guidelines for return-to-sport decision-making and secondary injury prevention. This is an advanced course for physical therapists and athletic trainers working in the outpatient or sports facility setting.

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Assessing Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

Presented by Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS and Jeffrey Fernandez, PT, DPT, OCS

Assessing Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

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Video Runtime: 57 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 44 Minutes

Knowledge of pediatric-specific assessment tools is lacking in the general orthopedic and sports rehabilitation clinician. This course will provide clinicians with an overview of clinically relevant tools to assess both structure and function in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. This course will cover the implementation of standardized assessment tools to evaluate structural alignment of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and trunk in the young athlete. It will also cover assessments of motor skill competency, strength, fitness, and resistance training readiness. This is an advanced course for physical therapists and athletic trainers working in outpatient centers or sports facilities.

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