- Understand the unique characteristics of the pediatric spine.
- Learn the mechanisms of pediatric spine injury.
- Understand the evaluation and treatment of cervical and thoracolumbar spine injuries, including spinal cord injury.
- Describe the incidence of injury to the upper extremity.
- Describe the evaluation and treatment of injuries to the upper extremities.
- Understand the mechanisms of fractures to the lower extremity unique to the pediatric patient.
- Describe the evaluation and management of pediatric injuries to the lower extremities.
- Understand the complications associated with injury to the lower extremity in the pediatric patient.
- Describe injury prevention in the pediatric patient.
- Understand the kinetic chain of function.
- Describe soft tissue injury and management basics.
- Be able to describe the chronic and overuse injuries unique to sports medicine.
BOC: 4.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters one, two, three and ten of the book “Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics” by John P. Dormans, M.D. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
Cancellation/refund available up to 30 days after purchase. For further information visit our How Courses Work page.
This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.