Orthopaedic Section (OrthoPT)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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Overall Meeting Objectives

  • Discuss, and interpret the process of evaluating runners, athletes and walkers; and identifying pertinent knee, foot and ankle impairments that require intervention in these populations.
  • Explain the evidence supporting shoulder pain classification, surgical and non-surgical treatment decision making for shoulder dysfunction.
  • Utilize high-speed video analysis and apply training strategies to correct common knee and ankle movement and loading deficits related to running injuries.
  • Participate in and practice hands-on clinical skill acquisition during small breakout sessions.

At the conclusion of this conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Review biomechanical strategies that directly influence common knee and ankle impairments associated with running and walking.
  • Apply the knowledge of muscle strength and performance after articular cartilage repair to rehabilitation design and progressions.
  • Demonstrate the examination procedures and describe the key findings present in runners and walkers with pain in the forefoot, posterior ankle, or associated with flat foot deformity.
  • Explain, analyze and interpret the shoulder Pain CPGs utilizing an interactive format. Emphasis will be placed on pain with mobility deficits, shoulder pain instability, athletic shoulder and SLAP lesions.

At the conclusion of this conference, PTs will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and perform examination and treatment procedures for the shoulder, knee, foot/ankle and describe the evidence to support an impairment based PT approach.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to recognize pertinent clinical findings and choose the best practice approach with progression to address shoulder, knee, foot/ankle pain.
  • Participate in interactive discussions regarding pertinent examination techniques to enhance the clinician’s understanding of the differential diagnosis process for shoulder pain and the results of video analysis of common knee and ankle pain related to running injuries.

At the conclusion of this conference, PTAs will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the examination and treatment procedures for the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle pain.
  • Describe the evidence to support an impairment based physical therapy approach to the treatment of shoulder, knee, foot and ankle pain.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pertinent clinical findings of individuals with shoulder, knee, foot and ankle pain.

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