- Identify athlete’s psychological coping and adherence strategies for use in the pre‐injury, injury and post‐injury periods
- Explain the relationship between psychological traits and potential of injury in sport participation
- Explain the impact of life stress factors in relation to athletic injury
- Recognize potential post‐injury psychological responses
- Explain the body’s chemical, metabolic and vascular changes that occur as a result of trauma and how different joint structures respond to the inflammatory process
- Explain how muscle, periarticular connective tissue, articular cartilage, ligaments and bone respond to exercise following a period of immobilization
- Identify which modalities are effective for particular pathological conditions based on their clinical efficacy for use during rehabilitation
- Understand modality protocols based on patient needs and rehabilitative goals
- Define and explain rehabilitation phases and objectives. List and describe types of therapeutic exercise protocols
- Explain the importance for function‐based rehabilitation
- Design and implement progressive proprioceptive programs that meet the functional demands of the patient
- Determine the appropriate proprioceptive programs per the patient’s level of skill and recovery when returning from an upper or lower extremity injury
BOC: 5.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters one, two, four, eight, and twenty-four of the book: “Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete”, 4th edition, by James R. Andrews, M.D., Gary L. Harrelson, Ed.D., A.T.C., and Kevin E. Wilk, P.T. 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.